Kaboom Reviews

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October 30, 2019
What works best are the sex scenes, as the plot is just a distraction.
November 17, 2018
Watch with friends.
May 22, 2018
The thing that saves Kaboom from being just a tiresome sex farce or yet another camptastic David Lynch spoof is its amazing cuteness.
May 15, 2018
Call it Scooby-Doo on animal nitrate.
May 3, 2015
Shot in blinding colors, with an eye for artifice and a fixation on flesh, Kaboom is one happy, horny movie.
September 15, 2013
Araki has crafted an entertaining, violently funny movie that's amongst his best work yet.
October 2, 2012
After walking out of KABOOM, I wanted to take a nice, hot shower to wash myself of this filthy film, but holy hell I had a blast.
July 14, 2011
Enjoy the audacious, electrifying and subversive components thrown at the audience in scattergun style.
June 16, 2011
While the cast is good-looking, making them wear quirky hats doesn't always work. But, despite all the oddness, it is strangely compelling with some sharp and witty lines.
June 14, 2011
The tone and production values suggest a mixture of daytime soap, gay porn and Twilight slash-fiction, but the film's greatest asset, as ever with Araki, is sincerity.
June 13, 2011
It's the kind of film that refuses to draw lines between what's real and what's hallucination, just as the characters resist defining their identity by sexual orientation.
June 12, 2011
This is a wild movie in a Lynch-lite mode.
June 10, 2011
The soundtrack's the perfect mixtape, the visuals the perfect day-glo trashpop video - just don't expect too much in the way of boring old depth and meaning.
June 10, 2011
A delirious, demented cross between Donnie Darko and Twin Peaks with an undeniably handsome cast and a good deal of film-making skill. Don't expect it to make a lot of sense but just enjoy the wild trip.
June 10, 2011
Two very different films have been mashed up in Kaboom...
June 9, 2011
Kaboom also resembles nothing so much as an episode of Scooby Doo without the dog, and with an awful lot of penetrative sex.
June 9, 2011
Squarely aimed at a student demographic, the entire affair plays out like an episode of Scooby Doo on acid with the added fuel of frequent sex.
June 9, 2011
Araki's trademark comic book-vibrant visuals and a cool, indie soundtrack intensify the overall trippy experience, keeping everything cohesive even when the narrative goes entirely off the rails in the rushed final act.
June 9, 2011
Bright and intoxicating, but too cluttered to be placed alongside the director's best.
June 8, 2011
Enjoyable, stylishly directed teen sci-fi comedy with a gleefully bonkers script, a strong cast and a star-making supporting turn from Juno Temple, though it's all a bit too chaotic to really engage on an emotional level.
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