The Dogs of War


Action / Adventure / Drama / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 7581


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September 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM



Christopher Walken as Jamie Shannon
Ed O'Neill as Terry
Jim Broadbent as Film Crew
JoBeth Williams as Jessie
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869.47 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 59 min
P/S 5 / 4
1.85 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 59 min
P/S 5 / 2

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David 7 / 10

Quite interesting

Shannon (Christopher Walken) is a mercenary war who accepted for the sum of 15,000 dollars to fly to a fictional country in West Africa on a survey mission to procure military information concerning the stability of a dictator's regime, his position strength, and if there is any chance for a coup?

Posing as an American naturalist—especially in native birds—Shannon landed in Zangaro and gathered all the facts he needed but after suffering a brutal beating from the guards for taking pictures of one of the mistresses of the dictator's in front of his compound…

When he's offered a large amount of money to gather a well-equipped mercenary force and go back to Zangaro and lead a military takeover, he reluctantly assents…

The assault has authority, power and unexpected... consequences. So don't miss it!

Reviewed by adrian-43767 9 / 10

Very pertinent and well observed film

I agree with those who rate this the best film ever about mercenaries.

That said, it is no masterpiece and, just from the photography, one can tell that this production was run on a very tight budget. It boasts one of Walken's best performances, an emergent Berenger gets a significant part, and Blakely is dead on as the British journalist trying to learn more about what he suspects will be a coup in West Africa's imaginary country Zangaro.

Cardiff's photography is very competent, within the above-mentioned obvious budget limitations, direction very effective, screenplay also very to the point and insightful about the ripples caused by a dictator solely intent on staying in power.

The screenplay also has some chillingly funny moments, notably the passage with the guide who apparently does not speak a word of English and keeps making bird sounds. The sequence at the airport, when Shannon arrives in Zangaro, is also exceptional dark comedy, because it is so close to the reality of many African countries in the 1980s.

It shows how much corruption can erode society, leaving it with no values - apart from survival at any cost.

The way that the mercenaries go about obtaining weapons, and those weapons' capacity for destruction, reveals the ruthlessness of men with a mission. I found the ending very appropriate, even if Walken takes the law into his hands (but was there law in Zangaro in the first place?)

The action sequences are quite credible, even if all the explosions at the end of the movie seem excessive.

Ultimately, the single thing I liked most about "Dogs of War" was its honesty and courage. I was living in Africa when it came out, and it was a quite vivid portrait of what I witnessed in several African countries -- but today, what with all the "political correctness" of movies, this film would never have been shot, let alone financed.

My rating of 9 is to reward that honesty and that courage.

Reviewed by Benedito Dias Rodrigues 7 / 10

Wild Geese's cub!!!

After get respect from Deer Hunter Waken surfing in new project as mercenary leader on a Forsyth's novel adaptation,however the picture take a ride from Wild Geese's formula,it's measure how is short the vision of those producers in that time,even so could be better in little details which they didn't noticed,but a sharp eye realize,souless the movie ain't certanly,have good fresh moments.a few actually,but as entertainment works spent along the picture,some clichés were unnecessary as is former wife Jobeth Williams,but it's a old formula,the action is good,and the final is very predicable!!!


First watch: 1999 / How many: 2 / Cable TV-DVD / Rating: 7

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