A parody of the USA, down to the film's form, banal and obvious, and its narrative, formless and ugly. The problem in having your form comport to and contribute to your satire is not letting it just add up to a banal, obvious, formless and ugly movie. I quickly largely disliked this film because I love rats, and seeing lots of dead ones at the outset upset me. But I've seen worse movies, and this one has its moments.
All Dupieux films fall into the same divisive category, they work for you or they don't. This film, unlike his previous films such as Rubber, is stilted and contrived. It acts as commentary and satire but fails on the basic goal of both of them to provide something more than just being weird for weirdness sake. The film does not flow and the plot is shockingly predictable. Looking up other Dupieux is worth the effort
A celebration of vulgarities that never earns its self-proclaimed distinction as an "absurdist" comedy. The film has few laughs, only occasional pangs of disgusted amusement. Two stars because delivering weed via rat corpse is the kind of business strategy I plan on taking to the bank.
This film reincarnation of ''Reno 911'' was sort of dry and laxidasical to say the least. The nature of this movie is about dirty cops doing dirty jobs while using poor humor throughout it. The movie although having name dropping worthy cast members, like Marilyn Manson, still lacked a pulling effect that would make me want to watch it again. Much like the dead rats served up in the film the movie's humor is lifeless
Best way I can describe it is Napoleon Dynamite mixed with Quentin Tarantino and completely stoned. Over the top, abrasive characters that are somehow enjoyable to watch. The constant dry delivery only further pushes the humor to be more ridiculous. Set in a world were nothing needs to make sense, you can just sit back and watch the insanity.
This raunchy cop comedy so desperately wants to be SUPER TROOPERS but can never make the leap to consistent humor. Quentin Dupieux gets so hung up on electronic house music that he misses the comedy boat numerous times and the pace of the film just stumbles. It's not an entire waste of a film, because Mark Burnham's total-piece-of-shit cop is played with such commitment that is truly engaging and fun to watch.