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The Doom Generation Reviews

January 14, 2011
Striking to look at, though often offensively opportunistic, this mainly comes across as a throwaway shocker with energy to spare. There's not much thought in evidence though.
March 26, 2009
A nihilistic comedy about a trio of alienated youngsters, pic is bold not only in its art design, but also in its narrative and tone, a mixture of satire and horror with heavy dosage of steamy sex and macabre violence.
June 20, 2006
Inspired by Godard's classic Band Apart, Araki's fifth feature is his most audacious and most technically accomplished film to date, reflecting the larger than usual budget and gained experience.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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January 26, 2006
Imagine Natural Born Killers with a sense of humour.
May 20, 2003
Sledgehammer direction, heavy irony and the easiest imaginable targets hardly show talent off to good advantage.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 12, 2001
It's a savagely funny ride fueled by Araki's insight and blunt compassion.
February 13, 2001
Plays like a low-budget Natural Born Killers -- and that is not intended as a compliment.
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of movie where the filmmaker hopes to shock you with sickening carnage and violent amorality, while at the same time holding himself carefully aloof from it with his style.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 1, 2000
Amy's a screaming, speed-addled banshee, and not the sort of chick you'd want to run into late at night (or spend 85 minutes with in a darkened theater).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The violence becomes commonplace. The crudities never end. But there are hip benefits for staying to watch.
January 1, 2000
An arty atrocity for thugs and sub-literates that makes Natural Born Killers look like The Sound of Music.
January 1, 2000
More like Natural Born Killers than any other film that comes to mind, but it's ultimately sexier, funnier, and much more 'alternative' (in every sense of the word).
January 1, 2000
Not every kid may be as mad and morose as Araki's lost boys... But a lot are, and in this fevered fantasy of Armageddon, he's got their number.
January 1, 2000
You sense that there is so much more at stake here than meets the eye, an extraordinary anger about and fear of 90s purposelessness and predatory intolerance.
October 25, 1995
Good luck searching for meaning -- you'll find mostly blood and epithets.
Full Review | Original Score: D