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Kaboom Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Shot in blinding colors, with an eye for artifice and a fixation on flesh, Kaboom is one happy, horny movie.
Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Kaboom plays out like a a ridiculously campy, and poorly written comic book. It's not very coherent and has a terrible ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 15, 2013
Araki has crafted an entertaining, violently funny movie that's amongst his best work yet.
Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
October 2, 2012
After walking out of KABOOM, I wanted to take a nice, hot shower to wash myself of this filthy film, but holy hell I had a blast.
Jordan Farley
SFX Magazine
September 16, 2011
there's no method to Kaboom's utter-insanity; it crumbles badly in the final minutes and reveals its central mystery as little more than a meaningless whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
August 12, 2011
Araki movies used to feel dangerous. This one feels like underfunded kitsch.
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Enjoy the audacious, electrifying and subversive components thrown at the audience in scattergun style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 16, 2011
Isn't anarchic and invigorated but sloppy and limp.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
June 16, 2011
While the cast is good-looking, making them wear quirky hats doesn't always work. But, despite all the oddness, it is strangely compelling with some sharp and witty lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Gilbey
Sight and Sound
June 14, 2011
The tone and production values suggest a mixture of daytime soap, gay porn and Twilight slash-fiction, but the film's greatest asset, as ever with Araki, is sincerity.
June 13, 2011
It's the kind of film that refuses to draw lines between what's real and what's hallucination, just as the characters resist defining their identity by sexual orientation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
June 12, 2011
This is a wild movie in a Lynch-lite mode.
Anthony Quinn
Independent
June 10, 2011
A very peculiar campus comedy in which the students seem to have abandoned any pretence of intellectual endeavour for a non-stop merry-go-round of bed-hopping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 10, 2011
The soundtrack's the perfect mixtape, the visuals the perfect day-glo trashpop video - just don't expect too much in the way of boring old depth and meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Caroline Jowett
Daily Express
June 10, 2011
A delirious, demented cross between Donnie Darko and Twin Peaks with an undeniably handsome cast and a good deal of film-making skill. Don't expect it to make a lot of sense but just enjoy the wild trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 10, 2011
Think Eyes Wide Shut with its legs wide open.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sexton
This is London
June 10, 2011
Two very different films have been mashed up in Kaboom...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
June 9, 2011
Watching films whose characters spend much of their time staring at computer screens or waking up from dreams is a bit of a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 9, 2011
Kaboom also resembles nothing so much as an episode of Scooby Doo without the dog, and with an awful lot of penetrative sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 9, 2011
Squarely aimed at a student demographic, the entire affair plays out like an episode of Scooby Doo on acid with the added fuel of frequent sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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