Good for Nothing (2012)
Average Rating: 5/10
Reviews Counted: 16
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 8
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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 3.3/5
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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
Mar 9, 2012 Limited
Apr 24, 2012
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A droll New Zealand parody with a tone so deadpan it becomes laugh-out-loud funny.
Good for Nothing has a nice comic sense of the brushfire eruptions of Western violence...
In a film working off tradition, Good for Nothing moves to uncertain genre territory.
Wallis and his lead pair play the proceedings with such deadpan earnestness that makes for an off-kilter energy that is often quite funny and, more importantly, consistently engaging.
Unfortunately, Good For Nothing's references and aspirations are a bit higher than what is actually on the screen.
This film overflows with Kiwi humor that, unfortunately, will be lost on many audiences.
Essentially a two-character piece, a big part of its impact comes from the contrast of two lone figures against a vast Western landscape.
An amusing, well-shot deadpan comedy that pokes subversive fun at the American Western genre, but it eventually loses comedic steam.
Though well acted, this Kiwi-shot Western would've done better to invest more time with its leads, and ditch deadpan attempts at a subplot of pursuers that has no reasonable payoff.
the "movie" is saying "isn't this cute?" And it's not cute. It's really, really not.
The background scenery is frequently more interesting than what's going on in the foreground.
there just isn't enough that happens in the film to justify a 92 minute running time
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.
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