Good for Nothing (2012)



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Inspired by the Spaghetti Westerns and celebrating the Western genre with an interesting twist, Good for Nothing follows an odd romance and the resulting emotional confusion of an outlaw who reluctantly develops strong feelings for a woman he has kidnapped. Yet when the outlaw (Cohen Holloway) tries to force himself on the young and beautiful Isabella Montgomery (Inge Rademeyer), he finds himself unable to 'get it up' due to a surprising bout of performance anxiety. Unable to understand the … More

Rating: R (for violence and some sexual references)
Genre: Art House & International, Western
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sho Miyake, Mike Wallis
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On DVD: Apr 24, 2012
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Critic Reviews for Good for Nothing

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Beauty and the Beast meets Sergio Leone in this amusing Western import.

Full Review… | March 16, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A slender movie of humble, welcome charms.

Full Review… | March 9, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

A droll New Zealand parody with a tone so deadpan it becomes laugh-out-loud funny.

Full Review… | March 8, 2012
Top Critic

The film's antipodean locales provide plenty of uncharted territory, vast expanses of untamed land that offer endless opportunity but little guidance. A man could get lost out there, and Wallis does.

Full Review… | March 8, 2012
AV Club
Top Critic

Good for Nothing has a nice comic sense of the brushfire eruptions of Western violence...

Full Review… | March 6, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic admirably slick production...

Full Review… | May 10, 2012

Audience Reviews for Good for Nothing

Mike Wallis' Good for Nothing isn't good for much.Part of the story is fit for a comedy, but this film isn't funny at all, which includes the scenes where it seems like it's trying to be. The plot really takes a while to pick up with very little in the way of dialogue; by the time the lead characters reveal a portion of themselves, it is already deep into the film and it seems late, granted the run time is just under 90 minutes.The western style shootings aren't exciting or stylized much in any way shape or form, which probably pushes them toward the realistic side of things, despite some terrible aiming from the shooters.For most of the film, there is no hero and the villains are just plain forgettable. Cohen Holloway and Inge Rademeyer do show some potential, but the writing really holds them back.There isn't much to say about Good for Nothing, except to let it be and take a chance on something else.

JY Skacto

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