If someone wants to make a case that our four-legged actor friends deserve to be considered for Oscar consideration, right alongside Streep and McConaughey, they need only offer White God as evidence.
Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com, 2015-05-14
What it all means is open to interpretation. Read it as a parable or as a horror movie. Read it as the story of love between a girl and her dog. Read it however you want. No matter what your take, you won't be disappointed.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 2015-04-24
White God offers a dark - very dark - take on the way humans exert authority, and superiority, over our fellow creatures.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2015-04-10
A mixed-genre fable that evokes Dickensian melodrama, coming-of-age tropes and outright horror.
Tom Keogh, Seattle Times, 2015-04-09
Think "The Incredible Journey" crossed with "The Birds" crossed with "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." Or maybe just imagine "Cujo" as told from the dog's point of view. Don't take grandma.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 2015-04-09
It all pays off with an astounding, extended climax that is as rousing and exciting as it is frightening - one of the most surreal experiences I've ever had watching a movie.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald, 2015-04-09
Even those who don't buy in completely to Mundruczo's parable will be impressed by his canine crowd scenes, staged with ambition, skill and genuinely original vision.
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 2015-04-09
Unfortunately, whatever satisfaction you may derive from seeing assorted nasty human beings get what's coming to them for betraying the trust of man's best friend is watered down by vague social and political allegory.
Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times, 2015-04-03
By turns Dickensian, Marxist and dystopian, it's a movie as deliriously unclassifiable as it is expertly focused in its desire to provoke and entertain.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 2015-04-02
Intriguing, but the movie's larger statement isn't clear.
Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 2015-04-02
The whole production speaks well for the power of film; it's a serious stunner.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, 2015-04-02
Rarely does a film's execution achieve or even exceed its director's ambitions, but Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo's "White God" is that rare movie.
G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 2015-04-02
A B revenge movie with A-plus direction by Kornel Mundruczo and a cast of canines so personable that even when they tear out people's throats you still want to take them home.
David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2015-03-27
A rousing creature-feature thriller and political allegory, from Hungarian director Kornel Mundrucz.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 2015-03-27
The hand that feeds - and also brutalizes - is righteously bitten in "White God," a Hungarian revenge fantasy that's like nothing you've seen on screen before.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2015-03-26
Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo downplays White God as a "genre experiment," but his film has real bite regardless.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2015-03-26
When the violence gets unbearable, take comfort in the troop of trainers on the sidelines who prove that, for now, man and beast still make a good team.
Amy Nicholson, L.A. Weekly, 2015-03-26
Director Kornel Mundruczo goes big with allegory, violence, drama and sentiment, and the results are riveting.
Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post, 2015-03-25