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Tank Girl Reviews

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Top Critic
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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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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James Berardinelli
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
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 21, 2013
Unfunny, often painfully boring, and so blatantly low budget and poorly constructed...
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Petty ruins this movie with her bad acting, inability to crack jokes, and the ability to look stupid no matter what she is doing.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The story, which feels like a disjointed collection of low-budget rock videos more than a coherent plot, just rocks idly on its pseudo-fashionable backside.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
The film tries very hard to recreate the comic book's wild and wacky flair and in the end it is a total assault on the senses with deafening rock music interspersed clips of psychedelic animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
In the end there are a few too many formulas and too few surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Simply bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 11, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Rosenberg
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
She may not be to everyone's taste, but she's certainly refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
June 27, 2001
A frenzied mess that's dull in the extreme.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
I wanted to like Tank Girl, but I kept feeling that the filmmakers kept daring me not to like it, daring me to be un-hip.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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