Lewis 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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DVD info from Amazon.

  • Widescreen anamorphic, 1.85:1

  • no meaningful features

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. 

The Critics Vote

  • nothing online from the major reviewers

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 5.5 
IMDb 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 is.

My own 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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