A controversial film from director Sam Peckinpah. Starring Dustin Hoffman as Susan George. Based upon the novel "The Siege at Trencher's Farm." David Warner co-stars as well but is uncredited in the film.
**** out of **** Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" is a stirring, often times riveting thriller; a film about violence, emotional destruction, social discrimination, and the limits of man. We've all seen movies like this for sure; there have been as many copycats as there have been predecessors. But who can put much blame on a filmmaker for having a keen eye for the violent acts committed in this world; the dark, dark side of humanity; and the sins of the human spirit. Peckinpah … more
Straw Dogs (1971) was a film that Sam Peckinpah directed during the early seventies. He adapted the screenplay from the thriller novel "The Siege at Trencher's Farm). Dustin Hoffman stars as David Sumner, a mild mannered American Mathematician who moves to the English countryside with his wife Amy (Susan George). David has resettled to not only work on his book but to get away from the violence and turmoil that's going on in the "States". But the small town also happens to … more