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A Boy and his Dog
7.2 out of 10

A Boy and his Dog

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Overall 9
9.0

Who's the master?

lost-in-limbo, IMDb
10 January 2009
  • Summary: A frank tale about a recklessly horny boy and his calculative dog sums up this strange, very strange Sci-fi post-apocalyptic wasteland adventure yarn. It's a unique product of the 70s, as it's ambitious, daring and warped in its mind-set that makes this considerably low-budget effort a hypnotic cult...
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Overall 8
8.0

Interesting and bizarre post-apocalyptic tale that could only be made in the 70s

TheMarquisDeSuave, IMDb
10 May 2008
  • Summary: "A Boy and His Dog" is one of the weirdest science fiction films made in America. Its the kind of film that could only be made in the 1970s. In addition to being bizarre, its very imaginative and interesting. The film works so well because of the great production values.
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Overall 8
8.0

unique sci-fi

funkyfry, IMDb
9 February 2008
  • Summary: Surely those who were looking for nothing more than what Hollywood usually delivers when they invoke the words "science fiction" were disappointed, because this movie resembles the usual horror or action film masquerading as sci-fi very little.
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Overall 10
10

it's post-apocalyptic, it's satiric, it's psychological, and it's a purely, originally crazy work of 70s cinema

MisterWhiplash, IMDb
5 January 2008
  • Summary: Damned if I know what gravitated LQ Jones to Harlan Ellison's novella of the title let alone to adapt it into a film. A veteran character actor, he's the one, for better or worse (for me the better), responsible for A Boy and His Dog, a story that takes place after World War 4, nevermind 3, where a...
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Overall 8
8.0

This is No Old Yeller

jzappa, IMDb
19 September 2006
  • Summary: This disorderly pre-Mad Max spree is one of the most entertaining post-apocalyptic future movies ever made. You know why? Because it has no taste and in that, it has no inhibitions about the questions it asked about what will happen after the world is spent by nuclear war.
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Overall 7
7.0

Not totally satisfying but not without interest

Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com), IMDb
16 February 2005
  • Summary: After WW III Vic (Don Johnson) and his dog Blood (played by Tiger from "The Brady Bunch" TV show) travel around looking for women for Vic to rape and food for Blood. They talk telepathically--Vic hears Blood's voice in his mind and talks aloud back to him.
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Blood's A Winner

Robert J. Lewis (spumco), IMDb
23 July 2004
  • Summary: 1975's "A Boy And His Dog" defies categorization, much like the outspoken author who penned its Nebula-winning source novella. Harlan Ellison has resisted the genre label for his entire 900+ short story career ("call me a 'science fiction' writer, and I'll come to your house and nail your pet's head...
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Overall 10
10

Kinky Cult Classic= A great film!

Emma (emma5050@yahoo.com), IMDb
13 May 2004
  • Summary: Vic and his telepathically talking sheep dog, Blood, travel post-apocalyptic Arizona. Besides scavenging for food and sex, this movie features old, terrible porn clips, evil Amish looking people with clown makeup and possibly the greatest pun in movie history.
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Overall 7
7.0

Strange and enjoyable.

dusikyon, IMDb
4 January 2004
  • Summary: The setting of this film is not only a material wasteland, but a moral one as well. Our protaganists are a wandering teenage misogynist and his super-intelligent telepathic dog. The latter helps the former to locate potential rape victims.
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A Valiant Failure

fowler1, IMDb
28 August 2000
  • Summary: Like many artifacts of the 60s & 70s, y'hadda be there...at least in order to feel a protective fondness for what is without question a very flawed movie. The miracle of this film was that it was made AT ALL. (Due in no small part to the tenor of the times it sprang from.
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