What a complete waste of talent. It does not earn any stars, but the system insists on at least one.
Absolute garbage!!! Worst movie ever made by Oliver Stone. Avoid!!!
Rented it because of Quentin Tarantino, ended up being not really what I expected. Story got too crazy in some parts and the myriad of colours was off-putting.
With this sort of movie you'll always get the love it or hate it verdict. I loved it. It was interesting to see Robert Downey Jnr in hindsight, what a talent wasted on addiction. Woody Harrelson, brilliant but always the bridesmaid. You couldn't expect much less from an Oliver Stone / Tarantino collabaration and it's not just violence for the sake of it. If you peer into it there is a whole raft of interesting issues worth examination.
Found this hard to get into. But I didn't enjoy Pulp fiction either. I just don't get Tarritino ???
I got this thinking Tarantino wrote it, quickly realising otherwise. Everyone involved needed serious a dose of sedatives. The seizure inducing camera work wasn't flashy and cool, it was really tedious. I can imagine this movie has a cult following. Fortunately I don't know anyone in it.
I have loved this movie since it first came out and I was underage and wasnt supposed to see it! I have since watched it many many times, I love Harrelson and Lewis, Robert Downey Junior as Wayne Gale is hilarious. It is a disturbing movie with a crazy message" I loooveeee mickey and a marrorly theyre so cool they so great..." and for the time era it was made it has done well.
This was a watered-down version of the DVD I own of this great movie. I wanted to check it out because the hype promised more.
Scarey what people could do. Well acted
This is one of those movies you have to see. Not because you'll like it, but because it throws the central premise in your face and dresses it up in a psychedelic screenplay only Tarantino and Oliver Stone could concoct.
Is it part of the problem, or the cure? The media's causal link to and involvement with violence is the message of this film, and makes sitting through the extreme (!) violence ultimately worthwhile.
A mad, bad rollercoaster of a movie, a complete assault on the senses. The Tarrantine influence is obvious, it now looks like an extended MTV interview, although this film helped define that style of editing back in the 90's. Amoral, brutal, exceptionally violent, but ultimately compulsive viewing.
If you are an Oliver Stone fan then you might enjoy this. Essentially it's 2 hours of over-the-top performances and gratuitous and senseless violence with little message, other than "There's evil in everyone", or "There could be a muderer in each of us".
What remains of Tarrintino's script is great and I enjoyed what Stone has done with this. Especially casting Harelson.
Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to watching this film but it was garbage.