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The Violent Years Reviews

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½ April 4, 2019
Bad. So very bad. But no Plan 9 from Outer Space.
½ May 16, 2015
Stands in as one of Ed Wood's shitest films. Bad acting, bad script and just a dull and worthless movie. Although the camera quality is good enough (for an Ed Wood movie) i only recommend the MST3K version because the film is unwatchable on it's own.
½ May 27, 2013
One of the funniest movie I ever seen.
May 25, 2013
Si tu prends le film au sérieux, il vaut un 1.5 étoiles. J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à écouter ce film. :)
½ February 8, 2013
Girls, guns, and sweaters galore!
June 14, 2012
Teen rebellion became a massive issue in the 50's and "Rebel Without A Cause" created a stir both socially and commercially. So obviously, the indie studios wanted to cash in on the teen rebel craze. In came Ed Wood with a script of teen delinquent bad girls. It really doesn't make much sense, and there are serious inconsistencies, but that's what you should expect, right?
½ May 31, 2012
Like anyone who writes at Flixster (or anyone who reviews it after seeing it), the only thing noteworthy about this movie is that it was written by Ed Wood, and it shows. The Violent Years tells the story of a group of teenage gals who form a gang and go out to commit robbery, rape and murder, and the downward spiral that eventually follows. Not that you can really gauge this movie based on that description or get any real entertainment value out of it, but that's the gist of it. Even the Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew tries their best to at least make it funny to watch, but alas, even they can't keep up with the poop flinging from the screen in great big clumps. Yeah, ok, that was disgusting, but so is the movie.
April 3, 2012
March 21, 2012
Very boring. The characters were uninteresting and the story didn't offer much. It's a decent movie to watch on MST3K though.
½ February 27, 2012
Only Ed Wood would write a story about a group of girls raping a guy with a straight face. And only MST3K would make the rest of it entertaining.
½ October 23, 2011
Scripted by Ed Wood, it's entertaining B-movie cheese. Fast-paced and slathered in ham-fisted moralizing about the responsibility of parenting and just how bad things have gotten these days, it doesn't quite reach the surreal heights of some of the best of these kinds of movies, but it's a good time for cult movie fans.
August 14, 2011
Not terrible. Especially for Ed Wood. Just not particularly good either.
½ August 6, 2011
THE VIOLENT YEARS deals with the theme of juvenile delinquency. This all girl gang actioneer about four gals left to their own designs is as hilarious as it is socially relevant. These high school age babes masquerade as guys to rob gas stations, vandalize school class rooms, swap lead with cops, and--check it out--they gang rape a defenseless guy in the woods! Paul Parkins (Jean Moorhead of GUNMEN FROM LAREDO) lives for thrills and chills. Her conscientious newspaper editor father, Carl Parkins (Arthur Millan) spends more time at the paper covering the exploits of her mysterious gang than at home with his daughter, while her social register mother, Jane Parkins (Barbara Weeks of THE GUILTY GENERATION) cavorts at nightclubs and bemoans the plight of homeless children at her charity functions. Paula runs around with three other desperate dames: Geraldine (Joanne Cangi), Georgia (Theresa Hancock), and Phyllis (Gloria Farr) who have no qualms about killing, robbing, and raping. Actually, Paula is the leader. She uses the information that her father obtains from the cops to keep her gals from getting caught. Crime is has no consequences for them until they try to trash a public school and make too much noise. The police arrive and they shoot it out with our anti-heroic heroines and left two on the pavement. Before they encounter the cops, these dastardly dolls take their stolen items and fence them to Sheila (Lee Constant) who saunters around in wearing a bra engineered to display her torpedo shaped breasts. THE VIOLENT YEARS concerns a topic which was the rage of the last 1940s and the 1950s, juvenile delinquency. Indeed, the subject matter provides some gravity to this film. Unfortunately, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE writer & director Ed Wood penned the screenplay, but he did not not helm this flick. Jean Moorhead achieved initial fame or infany as the October 1955 Playboy Playmate of the Month. THE VIOLENT YEARS qualifies as a notorious little exploitation B-movie class that Mystery Science Theater 3000 could not resist ridiculing. Like most of the best works of Ed D. Wood, it took another director to helm it and William Morgan of SIERRA SUE called the shots of this vintage flick.
Super Reviewer
December 4, 2010
HAHA ive seen this! god i need a hobby.
½ August 30, 2010
Saw this with the MST3K guys, which is the only way to endure it. Love those guys.
July 28, 2010
Not the worst that Ed Wood was involved in, but still pretty damn bad.
½ February 21, 2010
Only in the world of Ed Wood would a scene where a horny dude being forced into the woods by four hot chicks at gun point (who just tied up his girlfriend with her cut-up dress) be considered "scary." Or maybe I just revealed too much about myself.
October 7, 2009
A catastrophic failure by Ed Wood. Communists beware, we'll get you back for those school flags!
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