YMMV / Man Bites Dog

  • Cult Classic
  • Evil Is Cool: Up to a certain point the serial killer is a likeable character.
  • Magnificent Bastard: In some scenes Benoit comes across as a charming storyteller, in others you realize he is really an Ax-Crazy psychopath, who feels no remorse for his victims.
  • Moral Event Horizon: It shouldn't take long before you judge Benoit, or the camera crew following him, to have done something unforgivable.
  • Narm: While most of the killings are visceral and realistic, the limitations brought on by the film's shoestring budget can sometimes make the murders look... off. The woman strangled by piano wire at the start of the film clearly opens her eyes and starts blinking as the scene fades to black, the murdered child's chest continues to rise and fall after being smothered, and occasionally Benoit's attacks look like weak, almost gentle blows when he's really meant to be beating someone to death.