Lovers Mickey and Mallory Knox, both products of abusive upbringings, murder Mallory’s lecherous parents and go on a cross country killing spree, which becomes a media sensation in this controversial and violent satire.
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Technically speaking, it's a masterpiece. The effort that went into this film is beyond belief. Sure, the theme has been done before, but so has every theme. Good message, powerfully conveyed in a terrific movie that's never disturbing and always entertaining, and tells you you're wrong to think so.
Perfect movie. Five Stars
This is an extraordinary picture from Oliver Stone. If this film feels shocking or disgusting that is because, like most of Stone's films, he shows us how we really are and where we will end up if we continue down the path of degradation that we are speeding down. Not just a scathing critique on society but the media as well who turn criminals into superstars and fuel the craziness just for ratings.
I don't know how he did it. Normally Oliver Stone is so heavy handed. Here he took that weakness and made it a strength. He went to la la land. He was truly free for that moment. This also was when Downey wasn't as full of himself as he is now. Great casting and performances. "The whole world's comin' to an end, Mal!"
Very disturbing. Was too young too watch it then. The two hours felt like four. Felt lost and hurt and toyed with. Couldn't see it with distance, and get the sarcastic deconstruction, but also couldn't let myself be immerse in it. Was in a state of tension, alert, feeling that I was in the presence of a dangerous object of art. And absolutely sure that it was dealing with something deadly. Violence is absurd!
Another film that stands the test of time, crawling from the mid-90s as an over-zealous, over-edited, highly aggressive piece of MTV-era Americana. Say what you will about Oliver Stone, but this film is a great example of his eye for America (and experimentation). The multiple film formats cut together is wonderfully busy, and his play on true crime shows is outstanding - with psychotic performances all around.
The scenes on the road with just Mallory and Mickey in the car really reminded me of Sailor and Lula (from Lynch's Wild at Heart). Mallory is definitely 100x crazier than Lula Fortune but they're really similar characters.