October 22, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Year of the Dog

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
97 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/13/07
performer
Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Shannon, Laura Dern
director
Mike White (Director)
distributor
Paramount Pictures
author
Mike White (Director)
genre
Comedy, Drama
We gave it a B+

In Henry Chang’s Year of the Dog, NYPD detective Jack Yu patrols a gang-war-roiled Chinatown stocked with whores, wizened fortune-tellers, and take-out places.

Movie Pitch: An Asian-flavored The Wire.

Lowdown: A richly atmospheric panorama of New York’s immigrant demimonde. B+

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