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About the Movie
Harley-Davidson, leather, tattooed biceps: Ron "Stray Dog" Hall looks like an authentic tough guy. A Vietnam veteran, he runs a trailer park in rural Missouri with his wife, Alicia, who recently emigrated from Mexico. Gradually, a layered image comes into focus of a man struggling to come to terms with his combat experience. When Alicia's teenage sons arrive, the film reveals a tender portrait of an America outside the mainstream. Stray Dog is a powerful look at the veteran experience, a surprising love story, and a fresh exploration of what it takes to survive in the hardscrabble heartland.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 29
- Fresh: 29
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Perhaps its greatest virtue lies in its powerful, implicit challenge to the lazy habit of looking at American life through polarized red- and blue-tinted lenses.
Fresh: Though Stray Dog is slowly paced and at times a bit repetitive, Granik and her crew rarely risk losing their audience's attention, and they uncover a wealth of images that are alternately striking, symbolic and singular.
Fresh: Expertly playing with our preconceived notions, Granik's multidimensional portrait also serves as a telling state-of-the-union address, as seen through the caring eyes of her philosophical main subject.
Fresh: It's a sad, telling film.