Straw Dogs ★★★½

I think I mostly get what Peckinpah wanted to do here but he’s so concerned with filling every second of this film with provocative imagery that his message gets lost. And for what it’s worth, I don’t think his message (that humans are animals and violence is in all of our nature, even the most educated of us) is profound enough to merit the myriad of awful things he put in this movie. The final sequence is undeniably great though.