With Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield
Directed by Oliver Stone

Based on Quentin Tarantino's original screenplay, Oliver Stone and his co-writers actually turned it into something much better than it would've been - placing more focus on the warped social sensibilities of glorified stardom status granted serial killers and maniacs. The crumbling American family structure and the sensation-hungry media also get in the crossfire, as we can't help but cheer on the ruthless couple Mickey & Mallory as they cut an antisocial blood stained trail through Route 666. While some critics put the film down for its gratuitous nature and "MTV style", this was actually a brilliant stroke to depict its social criticism in the style that dominates the short attention span of TV zombies, scoffing down whatever the tube beams at them. all lead and bit parts are incredible, especially Downey Jr. Not shy about his political and social outspokenness, Stone made a landmark film which started a wave of similarly styled movies, of which the greater majority only focused on the stylized violent thrill and not the message behind it.
Nine Inch Nails brainchild Trent Reznor put together a great soundtrack including everything from Diamanda Galas and Cowboy Junkies to Bob Dylan, Lard and L7.
DVD extras include an enlightening Oliver Stone commentary, pointing out many subtle bits you may have missed, plus many other production details; behind the scenes documentary; deleted scenes & alternate ending; Charlie Rose interview.

6 / A
- PB

Original Tarantino screenplay

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5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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