Straw Dogs

(R) ★☆☆☆☆

Rod Lurie’s vengeance-thriller remake still packs a visceral punch. It’s not all bad, but it is a pretty unpleasant wallow in the obvious. Lurie resets the tale of a bookish city dweller (Dustin Hoffman in the original, James Marsden here) bullied by locals, moving the setting from England to Mississippi. In the small town where his actress wife (Kate Bosworth) grew up, God, guns and goal posts are the measure of a man, and hiring some locals to fix a roof is a very bad idea.

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