Nancy Savoca’s Dogfight is a virtually unknown gem and is one of the sweetest, most touching romances of the decade.
It was barely released in 1991 by Warner Brothers; however, it is an important film that deserves to be seen, and includes two of the best performances of the 90s.
Dogfight is a quiet, flawlessly made film that develops into much more of a complex story than it originally seems. Although the basic plotline may sound cruel and mean-spirited, and it is, at the center of the story is a wonderful, sweet, poignantly written love story.
The last ten minutes of Dogfight are what make the movie really special, particularly the startlingly powerful last scene, in which nothing is said or explained; but then, nothing needs to be.
-Dustin Putman (1998)