Good for Nothing (2012)


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Inspired by the Spaghetti Westerns and celebrating the Western genre with an interesting twist, Good for Nothing follows an odd romance and the resulting emotional confusion of an outlaw who reluctantly develops strong feelings for a woman he has kidnapped. Yet when the outlaw (Cohen Holloway) tries to force himself on the young and beautiful Isabella Montgomery (Inge Rademeyer), he finds himself unable to 'get it up' due to a surprising bout of performance anxiety. Unable to understand the reason for his erectile dysfunction, the outlaw goes on a quest to find a solution for his problem with the kidnapped Isabella in tow. But the pair are pursued by an unpredictable posse who are set on killing both the outlaw and Isabella, who they have mistaken for a whore and accomplice to the outlaw. -- (C) Official Site

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Inge Rademeyer
as Isabella Montgomery
Jon Pheloung
as The Sheriff
Barnie Duncan
as Mexican Tracker
Tony Wyeth
as The Texan
Mark Norrie
as Mexican
Toby Leach
as The Doc
Toa Waaka
as Native American Medicine Man
Pana Hema-Taylor
as Young Native American
Charles Lum
as Chinese Medicine Man
Tao Jrang
as Chinese Interpreter
Norman Chieng
as Chinese Rock Stacker
Alex Chan
as Chinese Digger
Terry MacTavish
as Chaperone
Nigel Harbrow
as Fernando
John Knol
as Reges
Allen Hemberger
as Undertaker
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Beauty and the Beast meets Sergio Leone in this amusing Western import.

Mar 16, 2012 | Full Review…

A slender movie of humble, welcome charms.

Mar 9, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A droll New Zealand parody with a tone so deadpan it becomes laugh-out-loud funny.

Mar 8, 2012
Top Critic

The film's antipodean locales provide plenty of uncharted territory, vast expanses of untamed land that offer endless opportunity but little guidance. A man could get lost out there, and Wallis does.

Mar 8, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Good for Nothing has a nice comic sense of the brushfire eruptions of Western violence...

Mar 6, 2012 | Full Review… admirably slick production...

May 10, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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Mike Wallis' Good for Nothing isn't good for much.

Part of the story is fit for a comedy, but this film isn't funny at all, which includes the scenes where it seems like it's trying to be. The plot really takes a while to pick up with very little in the way of dialogue; by the time the lead characters reveal a portion of themselves, it is already deep into the film and it seems late, granted the run time is just under 90 minutes.

The western style shootings aren't exciting or stylized much in any way shape or form, which probably pushes them toward the realistic side of things, despite some terrible aiming from the shooters.

For most of the film, there is no hero and the villains are just plain forgettable. Cohen Holloway and Inge Rademeyer do show some potential, but the writing really holds them back.

There isn't much to say about Good for Nothing, except to let it be and take a chance on something else.

JY Skacto
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