Alpha Dog asks the question: How did the crime of kidnapping an innocent boy go so far with so many witnesses? Throughout the movie, it's unbelievable how many people come in contact with Zack Mazursky (Anton Yelchin) and don't stop the madness.

Zack's brother Jake (Ben Foster) owes drug dealer Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) money, which he can't pay him. Eventually, Johnny kidnaps Zack for revenge.

Sharon Stone, Bruce Willis and Harry Dean Stanton all cameo, but the movie belongs to the young 'uns, including Justin Timberlake.

While the film attempts to tackle a potentially interesting true-life story (It's based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list.), the film basically boils down to drugs, money, sex, violence and stupidity. We even get the opportunity to watch Jake take a crap on Johnny's living room floor after he breaks into his house.

The best part about this movie is Zack: He's loveable and naïve, allowing himself to be swept up in the coolness of the “drug dealer's life,” and he doesn't want to leave the kidnappers, even when they say he can because he doesn't want to make trouble for his loser big brother, whom he seems to idolize.

Extras: “making of” and witness timeline.

Grade: C