Straw Dogs ★★★ 1972 (R)
An American mathematician, disturbed by the predominance of violence in American society, moves with his wife to an isolated Cornish village. He finds that primitive savagery exists beneath the most peaceful surface. After his wife is raped, Hoffman's character seeks revenge. Hoffman is good, a little too wimpy at times. A violent, frightening film reaction to the violence of the 1960s. 118m/C VHS, DVD . GB Sally Thomsett, Colin Welland, Peter Arne, Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna, David Warner; D: Sam Peckinpah; W: Sam Peckinpah, David Zelag Goodman; C: John Coquillon; M: Jerry Fielding.