Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: August 26, 1994
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MusAddictMay 18, 2012
Dafuq did I just see? This movie was beyond terrible. Might be considered artistic back in 1994, but this in no way shape or form should be remembered as even somewhat iconic.
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BenSSep 16, 2007
This movie raises the question, is Tarantino a liar or is he morally bankrupt? The answer, of course, is just that he's staggeringly ignorant.
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DGJun 23, 2009
This is the only film i have ever thought was so bad that i felt compelled to actually talk about on this. it was disgustingly bad. truly awful. nothing and i mean nothing good came from this film. and im not one of these old people raving This is the only film i have ever thought was so bad that i felt compelled to actually talk about on this. it was disgustingly bad. truly awful. nothing and i mean nothing good came from this film. and im not one of these old people raving on about oooh theres to much violence, im a 16 yr old guy who likes violent films yada yada yada. films are supposed to invoke curiosity or fear or joy and inspire emotion. but this film was just bad. fucking quentin tarantino. Expand
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Khunter4382Oct 13, 2011
This film never quite got off the ground for me. Harrelson and Lewis give decent performances along with an all-star cast. I was waiting for something more and each passing scene was as uneventful as the next. Yeah, the satire is evident, theThis film never quite got off the ground for me. Harrelson and Lewis give decent performances along with an all-star cast. I was waiting for something more and each passing scene was as uneventful as the next. Yeah, the satire is evident, the case study is mildly interesting, and all of Stone's criticism and subliminal evaluations of society and the establishment are there, but it all just doesn't quite come together. The film is an edited mess and after viewing it, I found myself trying to figure out what everyone has been gushing about for the past 17 years. Expand
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SpangleJun 24, 2015
Natural Born Killers is example of a film that I "get" but still hate. Director Oliver Stone may not believe this to be possible, but it is. The film is certainly a successful satire of the media and America's love affair with violence, yetNatural Born Killers is example of a film that I "get" but still hate. Director Oliver Stone may not believe this to be possible, but it is. The film is certainly a successful satire of the media and America's love affair with violence, yet the film still winds up being terrible. The only shining star here is Woody Harrelson with a great performance. Otherwise, everybody else leaves much to be desired in annoying and distracting over the top performances. Horrifically shot that is as nauseating as it is headache inducing, the cinematography is some of the worst I have ever encountered in a film. It is almost as if they decided to make the film unwatchable. In addition, though the violence is the point, it really beats you over the head with that criticism of the media and the violence itself is entirely mind numbing. The film thinks it is far more profound than it really is and winds up falling flat even though it proves its pretty low-ball point. If you enjoy pseudo-intellectual films that have been cited as one of the most controversial ever released (due to its influence on mass murderers worldwide), this is the one for you. Expand
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Potarto72Dec 21, 2014
I hate this movie. This movie is like a bottle of pure hatred being poured in my eye sockets. This is the second worst movie I've ever seen. I only watched it because I heard Tarantino was involved, and I now know that even that wasn't reallyI hate this movie. This movie is like a bottle of pure hatred being poured in my eye sockets. This is the second worst movie I've ever seen. I only watched it because I heard Tarantino was involved, and I now know that even that wasn't really true. Tarantino wrote the story, and a certain Oliver Stone pissed all over it, and then plopped it on our appetizer plates, with a big "f**k you!" I haven't seen any of his other movies, but I've heard some of them are really good. That's going to be a tough pill to swallow after seeing this crap.
The concept of our movie is that we have Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis playing the titular killers. They operate like the Manson family, pretty much killing whoever with no rhyme, reason, or repercussions. The movie opens with them slaughtering a bar full of patrons. We immediately notice that the visual style changes radically every single shot. Could there be some reasonable metaphor behind the rapidly changing camera filter? Sure. There probably is. That doesn't excuse the fact that it's absolutely hideous and jarring to look at, and makes me hate what is happening on screen even more, if that's possible.
I didn't finish it, admittedly. I got about 60% through and had to stop. I wanted to throw up. Not because I get squeamish at violence (I don't at all, really), but because this film is senseless, tasteless, and disgusting. The message is supposed to be that the media accidentally promotes and advances violence when they report on it, which is kind of true. But its so poorly communicated -- how teenagers react with glee every time they blow a soccer mom's brains out or run over a cop. This is a completely idiotic film. Nothing works, it's sick, it's cruel, it's completely unneccessary. It's like watching Cannibal Holocaust. Oliver Stone is so blind to his message, he is promoting senseless violence in a movie about senseless violence and how promoting senseless violence leads to more senseless violence, which all leads to more senseless violence. In the end, my only opinion of Mr. Stone is A) He's violent, and B) He's senseless. Blech. Everything about this movie is like a thorn in my brain. Truly one of the worst things ever made by human beings.
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