The Power of the Dog

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Expertly crafted Western drama has violence, cruelty.

R 2021 125 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 15+

Claustrophobic at times but steady

This film is a slow burn that threads its story through a series of clues, acknowledgements and foreshadowing that invites viewers to lean in and take notice. Everyone in the film convinces us of their shortcomings. It is layered and does not offer a specific solution, the film just reveals, layer after layer. Wide open spaces appear to be claustrophobic under the direction of Campion, and that's a compliment.
age 15+


Drags on not very exciting. Tried to get into the movie but very strange just not my kind of movie

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