Exuberant, wicked teenage trash! Tarantino could only dream of being this good. Director Jack Hill's credits include: Coffy, Foxy Brown, Spider Baby, and many more terrific pictures. This ridiculous high school exploitation film is surprisingly entertaining and the outfits/hairstyles PURE 1975!
Donut takes a lot of shit through this whole film, especially from whiny (and eventually mostly irritating) Lace. The best acting job comes from Joanne Nail, who gets a brutal character arc leading to a great final scene. This near feminist version of The Warriors is let down by some average cinematography and a lack of guts in the violence.
Er, the acting was shocking wasn't it?.Legs Akimbo touring company has done better. On one hand the "chicks" are mere playthings to be used by the men, or militant knife wielding bitches in a foul mood. And I use the word men ever so loosely. Not for me you dig, loved the opening song tho.
Terrible acting, casual rape, unlikeable characters, black Moaists going all Mad Max in the 'hood. Now I've seen everything. It was never boring, I'll give it that. So, basicaly Tarantino stole a character and made it his own in Kill Bill so calls it an influence. 2.5 as the soundtrack was spot on.
I don't know why I find this so compelling. The violence speaks to me: possibly the most exciting thing I have seen. Some absolutely brilliant moments. The "casualness" of the rape that kicks things off and the complexity of how that plays out in the main characters is an unusual portrayal of the harsh reality and unspoken ambiguity of the place of girls and women in society dominated by men.
"...a rare oddity..." No, just a load of sub-B movie weak plotting and bad acting mainly by knife and expletive-wielding women, sporting ridiculous NY accents and gum. Tarantino saw the Grand Canyon-sized gap in the market. Thank God. (I've watched this so you don't have to and nearly dialled 911 to arrest everyone involved.)
Honestly? This movie is really good. It's hard to deny a film with a shootout between a gang of capitalist pricks that dress like demented hippies and a gang comprised of tuff biker girls and an all-female, all-black communist militia. Yeah, sure, its got stiff acting and cheap production values, but the movie stays consistently ridiculous and fun. Plus, Joanne Nail... yowza.
Not as fun and cool as I'd hoped it'd be. I definitely laughed a little, but all the characters were such shitty people. It'd be interesting to see this remade with a girl gang that was actually empowered and progressive instead of just another hierarchy of bullies exercising power through fear.
Some fun exploitation complete with bad acting even if its a little light on the smut. Ronnie Lee was cute but her Sarah Silverman baby doll voice added to the comedy. The shootout towards the end was like a deranged western. Actually, this whole movie felt like it was in some twisted miniscule low-budget fun otherworld. Switchblade Sisters is just a pile of dumb fun.