SLC Punk (1998)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
Reviews Counted: 32
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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2
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Average Rating: 3.8/5
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What's it like being the only punk rockers in the biggest Mormon community in the world? Stevo (Matthew Lillard) and Heroin Bob (Michael Goorjian) provide the answer to this and other questions in SLC Punk. Stevo and Bob (whose name is actually an ironic reference to his fear of needles) are two friends fresh out of college who sport mohawks and blue hair, listen to hardcore and try to live up to their own anarchist ideals while figuring out what to do with their lives. Which wouldn't make them
Jun 1, 1998 Wide
Oct 19, 1999
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...one of those movies that's a lot more fun to watch than it is to think (or write) about
The script's deficiencies are balance by a surprisingly mature performance by Lillard, who is obviously capable of better roles than he's been offered.
It's a rental for when you've seen everything else and are in the mood for some rebellion.
An assured first feature from Merendino, a filmmaker whom I look forward to his next film from.
Would be all sound and fury without a strong center, and the film does have one in Lillard.
SLC Punk cannot quite reach the richer depths it grasps for, because it doesn't have the material to support the large dramatic distance Stevo has to travel.
Audience Reviews for SLC Punk
- Sandy: Beauty is the end Stevo, the end...
- Stevo: In a country of lost souls, rebellion comes hard. But...in a religiously opressive city, with half its population isn't even of that religion...(rebellion) it comes like fire!
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