This is a halfway decent film about the youth's desensitized perception of death. The nonchalance and indifference, if not entertainment, as a result of death is a very realistic portrayal, even twenty or so years later. Crispin Glover was surprisingly great in this. You're better off seeing Bully instead, but this is an '80s gem.
"I don't like killing people, but sometimes it's necessary". Amazingly well-paced and insightful portrait of 80's droputs generation with brilliant role of Dennis Hopper, one of his best fresh start roles. I enjoyed Daniel Roebuck's creation as well.
I went to school with this guy who was clearly a sociopath; he told people he shot and killed his dog for fun and sexually harassed everyone regardless of sex and looked like a malicious goblin. Kind of like the characters in this movie. This was a bit too intense and close to life for me. I've never been involved in a murder, but I sadly know people like these mooks. It's pretty tragic.
californian desolation, teenage boredom there is something so great about its style, a sort of ugliness that's almost sophisticated. you can't completely relate to the way the characters think and feel and yet you understand them. keanu reeves is strangely strong in the film, depicting well confusion, moral conflicts, and self-discovery. a film that is deceptively smart.