Ally Sheedy stars as an investigatory reporter that rescues a dog from an experimental research facility. What she doesn't know is that Max has been genetically-engineered to become the ultimate killing machine, and his makers will stop at nothing to get him back! MAN'S BEST FRIEND is just another silly killer animal flick from the early 90's that barely skates by thanks to a tight script and serviceable directing from writer/director John Lafia as well as another strong performance by genre favorite Lance Henriksen. Max comes fully equipped with the claws of a jaguar, the eyes of an owl, the strength of a bear, and many other enhancements which he uses to terrorize the mailman and get his revenge on the company that made him. The deaths are expectantly tame, with the hilarious exception of a cat that is eaten whole by the marauding canine. MAN'S BEST FRIEND won't be winning any awards in the near future, but as a late night popcorn movie it is an entertaining enough entry in the killer animal genre.
If you liked MAN'S BEST FRIEND, check out:
ROTTWEILER, WATCHERS, DEVIL DOG.