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Shopping (1996)





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Two bored British youths find that ram-raiding is the only way to achieve the adrenalin rush they crave. Ram-raiding involves stealing a car (the bigger and more expensive, the better) and then crashing it through store-front windows at high speeds. Lovers Billy and Jo are addicted to this dubious sport and are frequently running from the cops until Billy is finally caught and imprisoned. While Billy serves his time, Tommy becomes king of the ram-raiders. Tommy is interested in Jo. Fearing that he may lose her, the recently-released Billy launches an increasingly daring rivalry with Tommy that will culminate at the local shopping mall, the one place that has yet to be destroyed.more
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Paul W.S. Anderson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 31, 2001
Severin Films


Jude Law
as Billy
Sean Bean
as Venning
Jason Isaacs
as Market Trader
Tilly Vosburgh
as Mrs. Taylor
Russell Grant
as Store Owner
James Hill
as Lippy Kid
Clint Dyer
as Car Thief
Brian Croucher
as Billy's Dad
Simon Bateso
as Member of Tommy's Ga...
Polly Moore
as Member of Tommy's Ga...
Vinny Mann
as Member of Tommy's Ga...
Julian Sandell
as Member of Tommy's Ga...
DJ Tim
as Himself
Paul McNeilly
as Policeman
Dave Roberts
as Policeman
Simon Austin
as Policeman
Sidney Cole
as Policeman
Chris Armstrong
as Policeman
Paul Wong
as Venning's Member
Shion Abdillah
as Local Kid
Becky van der Post
as Member of String Qua...
Clio Gould
as Member of String Qua...
Monica Scott
as Member of String Qua...
Philip Bagenal
as Member of String Qua...
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Critic Reviews for Shopping

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | June 30, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | July 8, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 27, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

July 1, 2005

Audience Reviews for Shopping

The only decent and good movie that Paul W.S. Anderson has ever made aside from Death Race, this just works really well and has a great backdrop and sense of style. Jude Law was the ultimate rebel with a love for good music, which is apparently hard to come by. It's an interesting plot that faintly reminded me of A Clockwork Orange, but didn't steal from it which was respectable. It's a very interesting take on the dystopian future that is very subtle and perfectly odd.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

I think this was a better film in it's day when ram-raiding was a real issue in the UK. Re-watched it not too long ago and although it's watchable with some good actors, it's now a little dated

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Before he went to Hollywood and started directing crap, Paul WS Anderson proved he actually had some talent with this tale of disenchanted youth. There's still very much an ironic "video game" element here, and time hasn't been great to it...and yet you wonder what might have happened if Anderson hadn't been corrupted by the big Hollywood dollar signs.

Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

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