Review: Straw Dogs (1971)
This movie made me feel incredibly happy and alive when I first saw it. A cuckolded American dweeb turns into a black knight of justice and democracy as he slaughters ugly British provincials who are out to lynch a retarded man who takes refuge in his home. To say it gave me chills doesn’t describe it. This is the kind of movie that solidifies your worldview.
Only two other movies gave me a similar feeling. One was seeing Adam Sandler beat the shit out of those thugs in Punch-Drunk Love. The other was seeing the prisoner in Midnight Express kill the guy who snitched out his friend.