This lean, efficient horror flick stands well above most bloated blockbusters. Dog Soldiers follows a military squad on a training mission in the Scottish wilds, where they run into a pack of werewolves. There's nothing fancy about the plot--the soldiers hole up in a farmhouse and desperately try to fend off the werewolves until dawn--but the script is full of smart dialogue and clever ideas, the direction is dynamic, and the performances (from Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee, Emma Cleasby, and Liam Cunningham, among a solid cast of relative unknowns) are strong and committed throughout. Dog Soldiers pays homage to Night of the Living Dead, Aliens, and The Evil Dead, among other films, but the references are woven into the fabric of the movie. An unpretentious, tension-inducing flick like this is a pleasant reminder that even crude special effects can be more evocative than expensive computer flashiness. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
I saw this movie a few years ago, and was hooked.......glad to finally have it on Blu-ray. It will be watched many time in the next little while.Published 1 month ago by Joseph Wendell Belanger
Bought this at a local store and watched it all the way through. I thought it sucked personally. I have over 1000 DVDs and Blu-rays in my collection, and I rewatch movies all the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mergatroid
Acting was great & the costumes were pretty damn impressive, it wasn't over the top & it didn't need to be. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sera
“This movie” surprised the bloody heck out of me,I though I was going to be watching a war movie
or something but Wow,Oh my goodness I love it, the dam movie is so good, “Dog... Read more
An excellent twist on the werewolf tale! Though obviously made on a tight budget, this film has it all: great actors/acting, action, gallows humour, horror, and one of the better... Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2010 by David J. Thompson
This is one of those rare movies that I didn't expect much from but had a great time watching. I wouldn't trade this in for most big budget Hollywood snooze-fests. Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2008 by RyaNat
There are great classics related to werewolves, The Howling, Wolfen, and the superior American Werewolf in London. After watching "Dog Soldiers" it can easily be part of this pack. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2007 by Jenny J.J.I.