I didn’t like it. I certainly didn’t like that it was 3 hours. Maybe I’m missing something. Maybe there’s something to it that I’m supposed to know before I watch it, some book I’m to have read or some story about its production, but … shouldn’t it stand on its own?
It was sort of interesting, but it didn’t say anything new. Not by far.
There was a sequence, the last one, where everyone in the film is killed and the town is burned to the ground, that was somewhat satisfying after suffering through the first 2hrs 45mins to get to it. Still, by the end I did not feel that it was worth even the time it took to watch it, let alone the value it stole from my Netflix membership.
I cannot in good faith recommend Dogville.