REVIEW: Dog Soldiers (2002)

Dog Soldiers


Title: Dog Soldiers
Year Released: 2002
Director: Neil Marshall
Cast: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd and Liam Cunningham


REVIEW BY ANDREW GARVEY


After an apparent training exercise in the Scottish highlands goes gorily awry, the film’s heroes (a well-written and acted group of British squaddies led by Sean Pertwee) find themselves trapped in a remote farmhouse. Their enemy? A family of exceptionally tall, fantastically hairy and mostly realistic werewolves – three cheers for well-made costumes and animatronics everyone!

The son of the iconic Dr. Who and Worzel Gummidge actor John, the younger Pertwee is the film’s biggest name and gives a strong performance as a shouty sergeant who’s not quite good enough for the SAS but is trying to hold together a group of terrified, confused but very British, very belligerent soldiers in the most desperate of circumstances.

Author: Andrew Garvey

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