The acclaimed drama “The Power of the Dog”, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (“Doctor Strange”), is already doing well into awards season.
At the 2022 Golden Globes, director Jane Campion continued her wave of accolades and won the statuette for best director.
Is the Oscar coming?
It should be noted that “Ataque dos Dogs” (The Power of the Dog) achieved a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. By general consensus, the film reaffirms screenwriter and director Jane Campion as one of the best filmmakers of her generation.
In addition, the performances of Kirsten Dunst, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons were praised by the press.
Check out the top ratings:
“There is seldom a moment that doesn’t seem haunted by the sickening and thrilling promise of sudden violence or epiphany.” – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
“A beautifully crafted film with a few individual scenes which are some of the most tense I have experienced in a while.” – Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
“Cumberbatch faces a breathtaking performance, perhaps the best of all, with excessive bravado that seems to consume Phil from within. The intolerable fire of his pent-up truth arises as resentment. – Carlos Aguilar, TheWrap
“Benedict Cumberbatch and Jane Campion, receive the honors.” – Kevin Maher, Times (UK)
“Campion is a master at interweaving characters and plot, so revealing one pushes the other.” – Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies
“Campion preserves the simplicity of Savage’s prose with the understated ease of her own narrative, and she always finds a compelling way to navigate the novel’s somewhat outdated Freudian concepts.” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine / Vautour
Smit-McPhee also stars.
The plot follows two very wealthy brothers, Phil and George Burbank. The former is brilliant and cruel, while the latter is meticulous and kind. When George secretly marries a local widow, Phil is jealous and tries to destroy the relationship at all costs.
The film is based on the book Thomas Savage.
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