Kiss or Kill (1997)
Average Rating: 7/10
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Average Rating: 6.9/10
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Set amidst the eerie desolation of the Australian outback, Kiss or Kill is a superior reworking of vintage film noir materials from the veteran director Bill Bennett. Its lovers-on-the-run story focuses on Nicole (Frances O'Connor) and Al (Matt Day), a pair of petty thieves running a scam targeting married businessmen; when one of their victims accidentally dies, they flee his hotel room, absconding with his briefcase. The case contains a videotape of Zipper Doyle (Barry Langrishe), a national
Nov 7, 1997 Wide
May 5, 1998
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Imagine Terrence Malick's Badlands done as black comedy, with the rural atmosphere of Psycho and dialogue rubbed against flint.
If this scenario sounds like stock film-noir plotting, Bill Bennett ... makes something utterly fresh and, for all its scent of evil, invigorating out of it.
In some ways, it's a remarkable recovery for writer-director Bill Bennett, whose much-tampered-with Sandra Bullock vehicle Two If by Sea was almost unwatchable.
I've seen countless road movies, but this one felt different, as if it had an unbalanced flywheel.
Really does feel original and authentically creepy.
One of the best thrillers Australia's produced
inventive road movie
A clever and lively entry from Australia than introduced the world to Frances O'Connor (A.I.).
A fresh and fast paced Australian drama about the mystery that resides in all people.
It isn't the first hellbound road movie to end up on a nuclear testing site in the desert (there's always Kalifornia), but Bennett makes you feel as though you haven't seen it before.
A cleverly disguised whodunit -- a murder mystery that looks, feels and moves unlike another other murder mystery.
The performances are lovely, the odd characters engaging and the filmmaking interesting.
Bennett tries to shake up the formula.
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