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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 47
  2. Negative: 2 out of 47
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  1. j30
    Feb 13, 2012
    5
    Dominic Sena's Kalifornia is entertaining to a point, but by the end of the movie you kind of wish the overacting and ridiculous plot twists would end.
  2. May 17, 2015
    10
    I totally agree with the review that Roger Ebert gave this movie. He rated the movie 5/5 and I couldn't agree more. Brad Pitt gives a flawless performance as a maniac. He and his girlfriend hook up with two others who
    don't realize what kind of a person he is. He has no conscience but he hides his true personality in order to blend in with everyone else. David Duchovny is also in this
    I totally agree with the review that Roger Ebert gave this movie. He rated the movie 5/5 and I couldn't agree more. Brad Pitt gives a flawless performance as a maniac. He and his girlfriend hook up with two others who
    don't realize what kind of a person he is. He has no conscience but he hides his true personality in order to blend in with everyone else. David Duchovny is also in this movie and all of the actors are first rate in the movie. Brad Pitt didn't receive much praise for this movie but this is one of his best roles. A thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.
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49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Pamela Bruce
    67
    The best thing this film has going for it are the outstanding performances of Pitt and Lewis as a sort of white trash Romeo and Juliet cum Henry Lee and Becky. Pitt is especially believable, so much so that he eerily captures the sociopathic persona of a real-life killer from a true-crime book: the thin, easy-going veneer that masks an evil sense of an absent conscience.
  2. 100
    The suspense screws up tighter than a drum-head. The characters remain believable; we have a conflict of personalities, not stereotypes. The action coexists seamlessly with the message.
  3. 63
    Kalifornia is disturbing, and, while it doesn't overdo the blood, neither is the violence understated.