Romper Stomper Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 4, 2010
Crowe is powerful and terrifying, and the erotic chemistry between Pollock and McKenzie is no less intense and enriched by strong performances by both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film4
May 4, 2010
For all the dynamism and drive, the film walks a fine line between exposure and outright exploitation -- wherein lies much of its appeal.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 16, 2007
Crowe first shows his star quality
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Given his formidable presence and equal talent, it was only a matter of time before New Zealand-born, Australian-raised Russell Crowe made the mainstream American breakthrough he enjoyed with Gladiator.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt McAllister
Future Movies UK
March 13, 2005
Romper Stomper is a convincing depiction of subculture, and one that dares to present these figures as real, troubled individuals rather than stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
July 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 13, 2004
The film [has] a raw, sometimes discomfiting immediacy... The cast attacks their roles with matching intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Patrick Byrne
Apollo Guide
June 12, 2002
I like to think of it as a fury-filled documentary on how hate is not just an American preoccupation. Remember, this is the way things are -- deal with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 9, 2002
Brutal but powerful.
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 24, 2001
At times very powerful and thought-provoking film, but this impression might be diluted with some of less fortunate creative decisions.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Scott Renshaw
Apollo Guide
February 21, 2001
Crowe leaps off the screen as a star in the making.
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A genuinely excellent film, horrifying and touching and beautiful in a bloody sort of way. A bit like real life, really.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
While the film often draws comparisons to A Clockwork Orange, Romper Stomper doesn't carry the gravity that the Malcolm McDowell classic does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: B

Apollo Guide
January 1, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
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