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Tank Girl Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
Rachel Talalay's hyper direction and Lori Petty's hyper performance result in migraines; you also get an unrecognizable Ice-T as the most antagonistic of the Rippers and Iggy Pop in a fleeting cameo as a pervert with a penchant for 10-year-old girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 6, 2014
The 'counterculture zeitgeist' vibe seems rather silly, more Sherwood Schwartz than Riot Grrrl, and not in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
May 3, 2013
Lori Petty does her tough-talking best to breathe some life into the comic-book action, but it's not enough.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 21, 2013
Unfunny, often painfully boring, and so blatantly low budget and poorly constructed...
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
An aspiring cult film that would rather be cute than dangerous.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 3, 2009
Ultimately, I had a lot more fun at this movie that I did at Batman Forever.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
The movie version of the graphic comic book is a classic case of kitchen-sink filmmaking, in which the principals have thrown everything into the stew, hoping enough will stick to the audience.
April 9, 2008
girl power
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
April 18, 2007
How well you'll tolerate this utterly unhinged quasi-feminist comic book fantasy depends on your Lori Petty threshold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
Lori Petty does a nice job in the title role of this enjoyable 1995 feature based on the postapocalyptic SF comic book and set in the year 2033.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Generous souls may try to blame this travesty of the Deadline comic-strip on the studio execs who forced director Talalay to tone down and re-edit her cut.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Chief among its strong points is Lori Petty, a buzz-cut fashion plate in a Prozac necklace, who brings the necessary gusto to Tank Girl's flippancy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 11, 2003
Ugh.
| Original Score: 1/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 25, 2002
Unique and funny in the same time.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 22, 2002
A lot more fun than you'd think
| Original Score: 3/5
Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 27, 2001
Annoying for readers of the comic who saw Tank Girl's 'history' being rewritten for the screen
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June 27, 2001
A frenzied mess that's dull in the extreme.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Watching Tank Girl is as disorienting as waking up in someone else's bad dream. You want to get out as fast as possible, but all the exits seem to be blocked.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
One of those chew-the-popcorn, munch-the-candy flicks - - the kind you go into expecting to have a good time, but nothing more. Given those expectations, disappointment is as unlikely as boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Enormous energy went into this movie. I could not, however, care about it for much more than a moment at a time, and after awhile its manic energy wore me down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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