Niagara, Niagara (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Niagara, Niagara (1998)




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Two emotionally scarred young people find both love and tragedy as they run away together in this drama. Marcy (Robin Tunney) and Seth (Henry Thomas) meet while shoplifting at the same department store; Seth is the son of an angry, abusive father and steals out of rebellion, while Marcy suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, which causes her to compulsively curse, flail about, and indulge in anti-social behavior. The two misfits find a common ground in each other, and they decide to hit the road. Marcy has always wanted a black "You Do The Hairdo" Barbie doll head, and they drive off to Toronto to find one. However, when a pharmacy along the way refuses to refill Marcy's prescription for her Tourette's medication, she and Seth decide to rob the drugstore, and Seth is shot by the pharmacist. An aging tow truck driver named Walter (Michael Parks) shows mercy on them, but his hospitality proves short-lived thanks to Marcy's increasingly violent outbursts. Robin Tunney's performance in Niagara Niagara earned her the prize as Best Actress at the 1997 Venice Film Festival.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Matthew Weiss
In Theaters:
The Shooting Gallery


Stephen Lang
as Claude, The Pharmaci...
John A. MacKay
as Seth's Father
Alan Pottinger
as Sanitation Lot Cop
Sol Frieder
as Pawnbroker
Andrew L. Phillips
as Sally's Policeman
Jeffrey Howard
as Liquor Store Clerk
Shawn Hatosy
as Lead High School Pun...
Adam T. Lauricella
as High School Punk No....
Jaime Lynn O'Hara
as High School Girl
Clea DuVall
as Convenience Store Cl...
Mark Chandler Bailey
as Toy Store Employee
Dwight Ewell
as Toy Store Manager
Larry Meistrich
as Police Officer
Michael D. Rath
as Police Officer
Matthew Weiss
as Target Practice Cop
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Critic Reviews for Niagara, Niagara

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 21, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
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January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Niagara, Niagara

The acting between Robin Tunney and Henry Thomas is excellent, but it's not enough to redeem what is yet another young-outlaw-lovers-on-the-run film.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Great characters and underrated performances.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

An incredible movie.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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