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Havoc (2005)

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A pair of na´ve young girls learn that even the most insignificant actions can have lasting consequences in this music-driven take on teen culture starring Anne Hathaway and Bijou Phillips and directed by two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple. Influenced by the hip-hop thug lifestyle and seeking to explore life outside of their insulated, culturally homogenized suburb, pretty young teenagers Allison (Hathaway) and Emily (Phillips) set their sights on East L.A. to experience the

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Nov 29, 2005

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You'd at least expect a decent exploitation movie from this material.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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This story of rich teens way out of their depth is chilling and nicely played. But it feels like a cautionary after-school movie spiced up with sex and violence.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Like Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, only with money, this is an engaging and frequently tense teen drama with a full-on performance from Anne Hathaway.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Director Barbara Kopple strays into territory occupied by James Toback and Catherine Hardwicke.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

Despite the high-powered credits... this slight cautionary tale about slumming rich kids is a minor effort.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Yo! Dawg! This is a youth drama about bored white rich kids in L.A. acting black.

January 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Combines documentary realism and an exploration of modern teen behavior within an intensely erotic drama of racial tension.

December 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

It shows that a movie can premiere on DVD and just tell a quality story, not some knock off action vehicle for a star past his prime.

December 1, 2005 Full Review Source: About.com
About.com

Something tells me Hathaway won't be making The Princess Diaries 3.

December 1, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Comment (1)
Filmcritic.com

Aside from the already-famous naked bits, there's just nothing here you haven't seen before. And smarter.

November 29, 2005 Full Review Source: DVD Clinic
DVD Clinic

Audience Reviews for Havoc

Eh, this movie was kinda stupid and the characters were annoying...they got what they deserved.
September 15, 2009
LitelBluHli

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Good, not great. I have to give Anne Hathaway credit for playing away from type, though, and doing a good job of it.
i would have liked the ending to be not quite so abrupt.
January 2, 2009
romy861

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A cheap exploitation movie made cheaply, and it shows - repeatedly. It tries *so* hard to be meaningful and insightful and yet, but it ultimately presents scenes that shock to keep the viewers' attention. It's not Anne Hathaway's shining moment, either - and this is in spite of several topless and semi-topless scenes. Boring at best and ignorant and somewhat racist at worst. Watch the 'highlights' on Mr. Skin and skip this movie.
December 26, 2008
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