Dustin Hoffman is a genius! Sam Peckinpah was one
of the greatest directors ever to create motion pictures! So what
happens when you pair these two powerhouses together? Nothing short
of a masterpiece! Straw Dogs is terrifying and suspenseful in the
way modern thrillers attempt to be, but often fail. The tale of
a mathematician who moves back to his wife's hometown only to be
bullied, violated and terrorized, the ultimate in nerve damage.
The film created such a stir that it was cut in the United States,
and not too surprisingly banned in the United Kingdom due to violent
content. In my view, this film is second only to "Bring Me
The Head Of Alfredo Garcia", my favorite of all of Peckinpah's
Unrated, 118 mins.
Written by David Z. Goodman and Sam Peckinpah, Directed
by Sam Peckinpah