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Natural Born Killers Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
December 11, 2014
It can easily be said that "Natural Born Killers" ranks among the worst films in Oliver Stone's filmography. It's an incompetently-made attempt at drilling home an incredibly simplistic point that anyone can learn from turning on the news.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 27, 2014
It plays like a mad dash across the cerebral mind-field in search of the right mood, and fails drastically at finding one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 26, 2011
At times with this movie the art overpowered the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Bloody, violent, sexually explicit. Mature teens+.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine
October 27, 2009
Natural Born Killers finds Stone throwing everything against the wall to see what sticks.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 25, 2008
Electrifying, except when it's stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 23, 2008
Profane, hallucinogenic, and wickedly satirical, Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers mainlined a message from hell (a.k.a. modern America, as seen by Stone) into mall theatres and multiplexes. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 10, 2008
Stone has guts, I'll grant him that; but he needn't have spilled so much of it in our laps.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 25, 2006
An incoherent, experimental acid trip so unbearably pretentious that it gave me newfound respect for the Warren Commission. A real torture test.
| Original Score: 1/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 3, 2006
One of the most audacious, timely, but also deeply problematic films, a feverish nightmare of American culture at its worst, which might explain the heated controversy and legal battles.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 5, 2004
Sick, twisted, and brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
As a satirist, [Stone's] an elephant ballerina.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
America's obsession with tabloid television and with the psychopaths whose lives the shows sensationalize is the ostensible target of Oliver Stone's latest bombastic and self-righteous exploration of evil in America.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 14, 2003
Flashy, loathsome, and utterly empty.
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 18, 2003
[Stone's] idea of subtlety is to put a velvet Crown Royale sack over a hammer before he smacks you in the face with it repeatedly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Oliver Stone does an amazing job behind the camera, and the editing is totally delirious: it's one of the most visually dazzling films I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 9, 2002
Made in the style of an MTV video...Natural Born Killers is exactly the kind of bullying, mindless assault that Stone excoriates the media for perpetrating.
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
This is one of my all time favorite movies, and it put Oliver Stone on my list of 'Best Directors Ever,' right along with Stanley [Kubrick].
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 21, 2001
Stone can't make a point subtly -- and yes, even a brutal, hallucinogenic movie like this one would benefit from some subtlety.
| Original Score: 81/100
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Stone...doesn't know the meaning of moderation or subtlety, and opts instead for something that is excessive and self-indulgent. It's as if he wants to shout out the statement: 'Look at what I can do! I'm an artist!'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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