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Kaboom (2011)

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"Kaboom" is a hyper-stylized "Twin Peaks" for the Coachella Generation, featuring a gorgeous young cast. A wild, witty and sex-drenched horror-comedy thriller, it is the story of Smith, an ambisexual 18-year-old college freshman who stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic Southern California seaside town.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Box Office:
$116,478.00
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Cast

Haley Bennett
as Stella
Juno Temple
as London
Nicole LaLiberte
as La Fille Rousse
Jason Olive
as Hunter
James Duval
as Le Messie
Brennan Mejia
as Oliver
Kelly Lynch
as Nicole
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All Critics (93) | Top Critics (27)

If there's an undercurrent of impending cataclysm in today's culture, 'Kaboom' senses that feeling, seizes it in a surreal clinch and hurtles with it off a cliff.

Full Review… | June 8, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Designed to have its own fun, filled to the brim with bangs of all kinds but mostly landing with a whimper.

Full Review… | June 6, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

What pop spectacle!

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
Globe and Mail
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The film is Araki's most ambitious to date, with a quick pace, music that's hip and cool and a mood that alternates between playful and eccentric.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
Toronto Star
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All that's truly strange here though is that Araki gets so few jolts or laughs from this hodge-podge of genres.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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Araki deserves credit for maintaining his independent spirit. But "Kaboom" is short on impact.

Full Review… | March 25, 2011
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Audience Reviews for Kaboom

½

A disjointed film in which everything seems painfully arbitrary and with no sense of purpose, suffering from an unfocused script, a clumsy direction and an expository last scene - and it isn't funny as a hipster comedy nor intriguing enough as a mystery as it wants to be.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Kaboom is a schizophrenic melding of two different films. It presents a mildly entertaining, bizarro apocalyptic fable that is buried under a lot of drek. What a shame that everything is ultimately explained in a hastily executed wrap up in the last 10 minutes. The explosive streams of vernacular coming from the mouths of the entire cast is a recklessly spoken explosion of words meant to clarify what we've been watching. It renders the whole account as arbitrary and meaningless. I couldn't possibly do justice to the ridiculous conclusion. Perhaps the producers were running out of money and Araki had to quickly end this mess. I know you pretty much get what you deserve when you choose to watch a Gregg Araki flick, but good heavens, Kaboom is really out there, even for him. fastfilmreviews.wordpress.com

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

½

Won't be for everyone, but I quite liked it. Visually pretty to look at with an attractive cast. The story is way out there, but anyone who's seen this director's work before knows what to expect - weirdness. If you like a conventional storyline or are homophobic, you're probably better to avoid this, but those who like something a little different may find this interesting.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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