The Power of the Dog Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 37057

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 2

Theatrical Release Date: 10/01/2021

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Western

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jane Campion

Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Thomasin McKenzie, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy

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Matthew Brady
Matthew Brady
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3/4

*whistles menacingly*

Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/15/2021

“I want to say how nice it is not to be alone.”

‘The Power of the Dog’ is a triumph return for director Jane Campion after a 12-year absence from cinema. The movies pace is steady and patient, so some people will take issue with that and find the movie too slow and uneventful, but for me, I was never bored by it. Instead, I was captivated by its eeriness and complexity. It’s a movie that never explains itself and nothing is articulated, but you can pinpoint the long-troubled history just from reading the characters faces and actions.

This is one of Benedict Cumberbatch’s best performance of his career and it’s my favourite role from him. He plays Phil Burbank, a repulsive and cruel human being, who deep down has this boiling rage inside of him that he unleashes by …

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