Havoc (2005)

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A pair of naïve young girls learn that even the most insignificant actions can have lasting consequences in this music-driven take on teen culture starring Anne Hathaway and Bijou Phillips and directed by two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple. Influenced by the hip-hop thug lifestyle and seeking to explore life outside of their insulated, culturally homogenized suburb, pretty young teenagers Allison (Hathaway) and Emily (Phillips) set their sights on East L.A. to experience the "gangsta" lifestyle firsthand. By the time the pair meet some true-life Latino gang-bangers and realize just how far out of their element they really are, it may already be too late to turn back.

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Critic Reviews for Havoc

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

You'd at least expect a decent exploitation movie from this material.

Feb 10, 2007 | Full Review…
Time Out
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This story of rich teens way out of their depth is chilling and nicely played. But it feels like a cautionary after-school movie spiced up with sex and violence.

Feb 10, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Like Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, only with money, this is an engaging and frequently tense teen drama with a full-on performance from Anne Hathaway.

Feb 10, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Director Barbara Kopple strays into territory occupied by James Toback and Catherine Hardwicke.

Feb 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Despite the high-powered credits... this slight cautionary tale about slumming rich kids is a minor effort.

Feb 10, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4

Yo! Dawg! This is a youth drama about bored white rich kids in L.A. acting black.

Jan 4, 2007 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Havoc

½

Eh, this movie was kinda stupid and the characters were annoying...they got what they deserved.

Nani Vang
Nani Vang

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Good, not great. I have to give Anne Hathaway credit for playing away from type, though, and doing a good job of it. i would have liked the ending to be not quite so abrupt.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

A cheap exploitation movie made cheaply, and it shows - repeatedly. It tries *so* hard to be meaningful and insightful and yet, but it ultimately presents scenes that shock to keep the viewers' attention. It's not Anne Hathaway's shining moment, either - and this is in spite of several topless and semi-topless scenes. Boring at best and ignorant and somewhat racist at worst. Watch the 'highlights' on Mr. Skin and skip this movie.

Ping Chu
Ping Chu

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½

WOW!!! Crazy...

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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