Natural Born Killers (1994)
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Average Rating: 6.4/10
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A frenetic, bloody look at mass murder and the mass media, director Oliver Stone's extremely controversial film divided critics and audiences with its mixture of over-the-top violence and bitter cultural satire. At the center of the film, written by Stone and Quentin Tarantino, among others, are Mickey (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory (Juliette Lewis), a young couple united by their desire for each other and their common love of violence. Together, they embark on a record-breaking, exceptionally
Aug 26, 1994 Wide
Jan 25, 2000
Warner Bros. Pictures
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This is one of my all time favorite movies, and it put Oliver Stone on my list of 'Best Directors Ever,' right along with Stanley [Kubrick].
Stone...doesn't know the meaning of moderation or subtlety, and opts instead for something that is excessive and self-indulgent. It's as if he wants to shout out the statement: 'Look at what I can do! I'm an artist!'
The main problem with Killers...is that it degenerates into the very thing it criticizes.
Welcome to Natural Born Killers, Stone's empty, manic meditation on society's glorification of violence and the ugly heroes it loves to hate.
It plays like a mad dash across the cerebral mind-field in search of the right mood, and fails drastically at finding one.
Natural Born Killers finds Stone throwing everything against the wall to see what sticks.
Profane, hallucinogenic, and wickedly satirical, Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers mainlined a message from hell (a.k.a. modern America, as seen by Stone) into mall theatres and multiplexes. [Blu-Ray]
Stone has guts, I'll grant him that; but he needn't have spilled so much of it in our laps.
An incoherent, experimental acid trip so unbearably pretentious that it gave me newfound respect for the Warren Commission. A real torture test.
America's obsession with tabloid television and with the psychopaths whose lives the shows sensationalize is the ostensible target of Oliver Stone's latest bombastic and self-righteous exploration of evil in America.
[Stone's] idea of subtlety is to put a velvet Crown Royale sack over a hammer before he smacks you in the face with it repeatedly.
Oliver Stone does an amazing job behind the camera, and the editing is totally delirious: it's one of the most visually dazzling films I've ever seen.
Stone can't make a point subtly -- and yes, even a brutal, hallucinogenic movie like this one would benefit from some subtlety.
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- Mallory Knox: Do you still love me?
- Wayne Gale: You need to keep something alive.
- Mickey Knox: Your camera.
- Mallory Knox: Your camera.
- Wayne Gale: Wayne Gale: I thought a bond developed between us!
- Mickey Knox: No. Not really. You're scum, Wayne; you did it for RATINGS. You don't give a shit about us or anybody else except yourself; that's why nobody gives a shit about YOU. That's why 'helicopters' were not 'deployed.'
- Mickey Knox: Shit, man, I'm a natural born killer.
- Mallory Knox: You made my shit list!
- Old Indian: Look bitch, you knew I was a snake.
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