• R, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Tony Kaye
    In Theaters:
    Oct 30, 1998 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 6, 1999
  • New Line Cinema

Critic Review - L.A. Weekly

The problem is that Kaye, who's used to selling cars on TV, shoots Derek the Hater as lovingly as he would a new Volkswagen.

October 7, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly | Comments (8)
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Comments

Travis T.

Travis Taghavi

If you somehow view this movie as racist, I feel sorry for you because 1)You clearly are ignorant of what constitutes racism and 2)You missed the point of an incredible movie.

Nov 25 - 06:39 PM

will s.

will smimy

that is one of the main reasons that he is a great director. He makes us feel sympathetic for someone who's views are so horrid. Of course the character's neo nazi views are terrible, that's the point

Nov 30 - 04:01 PM

FieserTyp

Florian Hens

The viewers should realize: Somebody like Derek with those terrible ideas can be that sympathetic, but that doesn't make his them any better. It's much more dangerous to portray Neonazis as pure evil, because then it's much more likely that young people will fall for guys like Derek and his ideology. I'm sorry you missed the whole point of this great movie.

Dec 23 - 06:08 AM

Emily Wilhelm

Emily W

Well said! She missed the whole point of the movie!

May 23 - 06:41 PM

Nicholas S.

Nicholas Smith

Why do you still have a job????

Jun 19 - 02:28 PM

mellowmark

Mark ziegler

Demonizing Derek would actually lessen the impact of his redemption from the audiences perspective.

Feb 19 - 02:06 PM

David Fixman

David Fixman

You missed the point. It went right over your head. Why do you still have a job?

Oct 12 - 01:52 PM

Justin

Justin Pate

So what's the point.

Jul 12 - 11:21 PM

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