Cogill reviews 'Animal Kingdom' (R)

Cogill reviews 'Animal Kingdom' (R)

Credit: Associated Press

In this film publicity image released by Sony Pictures Classics, Laura Wheelwright, left, and James Frecheville are shown in a scene from "Animal Kingdom."

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by GARY COGILL

WFAA

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 26 at 4:25 PM

"Animal Kingdom" is a tough, violent, Sundance award-winner from Australia that takes place in Melbourne and follows the dangerous life of 17-year-old, Josh, who is being brought up by a family of hardened criminals.

Will Josh become one of them or will he turn against his confrontational, desperate family? That's the burning question in a film that is both well-made and difficult to watch.

Australia has always produced good films but there appears to be a new wave of talent creating smaller, grittier films, and just as good. "Animal Kingdom" is rated R, and is not for everyone, but tells the honest, heartbreaking truth.

E-mail: gcogill@wfaa.com

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