Player Affinity writes: The 1972 version of Straw Dogs is the kind of movie that's admirable, but tough to enjoy. It's just not a fun movie experience, and its 2011 remake — directed by Rod Lurie — isn't much more fun. Lurie's version is actually a good film; it's well-shot, well-acted, and very suspenseful. But I never want to see it again—ever. It's disturbingly violent, and very bleak from beginning to end. But the message of the film is as powerful as it was back in 1972: Violence is bad, but if you push a man too far, he'll do what he must to defend himself.