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Castle Rock

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Intense teen survival story has racial epithets, rabid dog.

Movie NR 2006 85 minutes
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Not even Ernest Borgnine can rescue this mess of casual racism, unrealistic scenarios, bad acting, and forced storytelling. To say nothing of the graphic scenes of maggots, a snakebite, and the fate of the poor dog in this film. With all these factors taken into consideration, there should be something in this to disturb almost everyone, adults and children alike. The desperate attempts at racial harmony in the film in no way overcome everything else that's going wrong here.

CASTLE ROCK is included in the Benji's Dog Tale Collection of canine-themed movies. Be warned: This film is not only not a dog tale, but what happens to this dog during the film would not be something dog lovers would enjoy under any circumstances.

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