and Clark and George (1997) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|The cliche of cliches. A gang of
amoral outlaws, people with nothing in common, but loosely
confederated out of greed, go on a murder and weirdness spree on a
road trip through the Southwest, hoping to make a zillion dollars and
high-tail it across the border to riches and a life of ease in Mexico.
It's no wonder Mexico is so troubled,
burdened as it is with every successful American criminal living the
high life after doing "one last job"
|It's sort of like a more relaxed and comedic version of Natural
Born Killers. The movie is distinguished by the fact that it may be
the only movie ever made where every character has an IQ under 80. No
exceptions. The main characters, the people they meet along the way,
the antagonists, their victims - everyone. Although nobody else on
earth reviewed this picture, the Austin Chronicle wrote an especially
good and thorough review of it. They didn't like it very much, but
they didn't completely detest it either. I guess they reviewed it
because there were some Austinites involved in the film. Anyway here
is their review.
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||For our own purposes, we may note that there was plenty of vigorous
sex, almost all of it completely irrelevant to the plot. I mean they
introduced three unnecessary characters (Tamara Clatterbuck, Paula
Sorge, Suzanne Mari) just so our heroes could sleep with them, then dropped the
characters just as abruptly. On the other hand, the lead actress, Rose
McGowan, did only a very brief, dark and tasteful topless scene which
was in fact necessary to the story in both tone and action.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-. Watchable, no more.
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