Two days ago I wrote that Rod Lurie‘s Straw Dogs is “a mature complement to Sam Peckinpah‘s 1971 original” and that “in some ways [it’s] a more complex film than Peckinpah’s version.” But that’s chicken feed compared to Roger Ebert’s statement in his just-posted Straw Dogs review that Lurie “has made a first-rate film of psychological warfare, and yes, I thought it was better than Peckinpah’s.”