Film #356: BARKING DOGS DON'T BITE
Barking Dogs Never Bite
3 out of 5 stars
Directed by Joon-Ho Bong (THE HOST), this darkly comedic tale of a man trying to get ahead in life, but being distracted by a host of things around him (only some of them dogs). Animal lovers will probably blanch at a few moments in the film, but the filmmakers assure us that no dogs were hurt during the making of the film. Darkly funny and pitch perfect, the cast (Doona Bae from LINDA LINDA LINDA, THE HOST, SYMPATHY FOR MR VENGEANCE preeminently among them) is solid and the story keep its momentum even though admittedly it meanders from time to time. Not for everyone, but those who like their humor with a twist may dig it. Again… animal lovers – especially dog lovers – should probably stay away.