4,5 Verhoeven depicts the collective rituals and stereotypes with brutality. Appearances aside, Spetters is deeply connected with such films as Basic Instinct or Showgirls: Verhoeven explores the distance between the American cinematic imaginery and the violent reality of everyday life.
From early 80s but a heir of the figurative boldness of the 70s, to date the last libertarian decade of some western world. Verhoeven's formal ineptitude of this Dutch period is replaced by a razor-sharp generational look that borders the docudrama to best corrupt it. The night scenes of male's cruising and gangbang violation are so good that pursues "Cruising" and precedes "L'Homme Blessé". It follows.