The Loveless (Breakdown) (1983)
Average Rating: 6.7/10
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The period biker flick The Loveless marks the feature debut of both actor Willem Dafoe and writer/director Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days). Bigelow co-wrote and co-directed the film with Monty Montgomery, who would go on to produce Wild at Heart and The Portrait of a Lady. Dafoe plays Vance, a stoic, leather-clad biker who rides into a small Southern town and to wait for some other bikers. Their plan is to travel on to Daytona for some racing, but they have to stick around the little truck stop
Jan 1, 1983 Limited
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At times the perversely slow beat of each scene can irritate, but that's a reasonable price for the film's super-saturated atmosphere.
Its evocation of tough-guy glamour is ridiculously stilted. And it regards the past with absolutely no perspective or wit.
A strange, but compelling amalgam of art film and homage to the American International Pictures biker flicks of the 1960s.
Mostly concerned about how it looks and not too concerned about its story or in making great observations.
A slightly hallucinatory homage to The Wild Ones.
Intelligent, provocative, camp, indulgent, erotic, occasionally frustrating, and often brilliant.
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