Is this movie good? Or just fricking autistic?

Is this movie good?
Or just fricking autistic?
My local theater played the directors cut as a midnight movie a couple years back and I thought it was intense.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    brilliant, ahead of it's time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      quentin was right

      it was a piece of shit.

      This, True Romance are the only good things Tarantino has ever had a hand in. He should've just been a writer and let good directors direct his stuff from mediocre schlock to good movies.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    quentin was right

    it was a piece of shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >calls it a piece a shit
      >posts kino webm from the movie

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's good.

      Watched Natural Born Killers and Pulp Fiction around the same time, NBK was better.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It really is, only regret is not watching it sooner

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's great.

      Tarentino has only made one good movie his entire career. Maybe two at a push

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    great exercise of 90's MTV gonzo cinema style, never been topped
    great editing and cinematography
    beneath the style though, it's a trashy black-humored exploitation film that masquerades as a high-minded ocial satire
    the over indulgence on violence in the prison escape sequence renders moot its criticism of tabloid media
    still kino though

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say it's a very unique film, very unusual approach, postmodernist in the sense of chaotic deconstruction, not pop-culture pastiche, although there's a lot of the latter in the film too.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RDJ was surprisingly bearable in it.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Natural Born Killers
    Trash

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Worth it just for Tommy Lee Jones sanctioning his own buffoonery.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much this. Saw it again this weekend and the only memorable parts are the Rodney Dangerfield bits and the Tommy Lee Jones parts.
      I had fond memories of the RDJ parts but on the rewatch after all those years it felt really bland.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wayne Gale is a fun unhinged character in the movie with good quotable lines but it's not really a good caricature of actual tabloid TV show hosts

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's kino when he starts shooting the gun during the riot, that's true. "I'm finally alive baby". Pretty sure my boring ass would relate.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He brought the same energy to his two face character

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good, why? because i said so. and anyone else is wrong.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No it's not good. It's embarrasing really.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man Bites Dog (1992) is a better media satire
    Frameup by Jon Jost (1993) is a more honest film about a white trash couple on the run, from the law, but it's done in an autistic way and very trying on viewer patience for a 90 minutes flick that makes its point early on

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Neither of those have the style

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah but almost no other movies have that specific NBK style. For me Gamer (2009) by Neveldine/Taylor is one of the few that remind me of the NBK gonzo energy.
        And while I still think NBK's style makes it the most kino and interesting watch of the batch, I think those two other movies I suggested are more serious satire or commentary on the topic of media and serial killers.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    keep in mind this movie was made before the OJ trial, before Fox News, before Columbine and all the other school shootings. It really predicted the way media reacted to celebrity crimes and mass murder.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how so? i don't really see the connections between NBK and the things you mention, there was always sensationalist media exploiting grizzly stories

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You don't think it's gotten even worse since the arrival of the 24h cable news networks?

        great exercise of 90's MTV gonzo cinema style, never been topped
        great editing and cinematography
        beneath the style though, it's a trashy black-humored exploitation film that masquerades as a high-minded ocial satire
        the over indulgence on violence in the prison escape sequence renders moot its criticism of tabloid media
        still kino though

        >the over indulgence on violence in the prison escape sequence renders moot its criticism of tabloid media
        The medias treat them like rockstars, they have to act accordingly.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah but it's a reach to credit NBK as a prophecy for that phenomenon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Time IS a flat circle!

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You've already seen the film, but you're not sure if it's good or autistic? Do you usually have a hard time forming your own opinion, or is it just this movie?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I guess my question is what do YOU think...
      moron

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I saw this in theaters when it came out as a cleancut sober teenager, watching this movie was more psychedelic than any drugs I tried later on in adult life

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its good because its a rather honest and inyourface portrayal of a story which have spawn multiple movies

    while Badlands and True Romance emphasizes the romantic view, NBK never really endulges in a celebration of murderers, instead it displays the idolizing act by the media and the fans like idiotic and harmful. The trouble is that none can escape it though, not even spiritual earthlovers like the natives can live their life without being infected by this disease. You just have to pray you get a good start in life and move on from there. Easier said than done.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i've never seen any serious media idolize serial killers, except maybe trashy underground fanzines. exploit yes, publicize unwittingly yes, idolize no.
      and apart from the I love Mallory scene which makes the point that this type of people come from traumatic family situations, there's not a lot of honest stuff in NBK. it's a Hollywood movie through and through.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I jerk offd two jizzes to the thot who got caught and the tit which got lit by the fit of the mit

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's unironically full of cringe and sovl at the same time.

    It's definitely worth a watch. Stylistically it's very unique.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blink and you'll miss him in this movie.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      also The Pianist guy from the Polanski movie as a cameraman, and Kuato from Total Recall

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oliver Stone was never good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Platoon and JFK are both kino

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like how manic it is, nothing like that these days. I'm pretty sure the first time I saw it, during the prison breakout it's implied the woman screw gets raped when the prisoners charge them. I've not noticed this when I watched it again, was it a directors cut or I just imagined it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't remember that and I've seen it 100's of times
      there's a guard that gets thrown in a laundry machine in the director's cut also a prisoner thrown in an oven, and more explicit neck slicing in the prison barbershop

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      at best maybe there's a character that looks like he gets sodomized also in the barber shop but he looks more like a snitch/ prisoner than a woman guard, and the framing is ambiguous, they could also be roasting him a trash can fire instead of raping

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Natural Born Kino

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no it's actually pretty bad

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm glad Juliette Lewis is no longer a thing. She always looked like greasy trailer trash and like she smells bad.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      exactly why she was cast in this

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Now that I think of it, there are at least two other movies where she plays greasy trailer trash so you're right.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Way of the Gun and?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'd say From Dusk til Dawn, they were living in a trailer at least.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              ah ok

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              she's a clean cut preacher's daughter in FDTD though, almost cast against type

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Quentin Tarantino was so butthurt Oliver Stone dared to do some rewrites on his NBK script draft that he threatened Steve Buscemi and Michael Madsen to never cast them in his movies if they accepted parts in NBK. Yet one of of his very next projects was From Dusk Til Dawn with Juliette Lewis (while that was a Robert Rodriguez picture, I'm pretty sure QT was influential enough by that point to jave a say in the casting, and that Rodriguez and Miramax were deferential to his input on the movie)

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Does Gilbert Grape count?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Mixed Nuts

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Kalifornia

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s worth watching but it’s not good.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Really entertaining and good looking film, but since I only got around to watching it about five years ago any sort of "message" it might have had felt cliche and underbaked to me. Maybe at the time that aspect of it was more interesting but it's still a great movie on a surface level

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it was already underbaked in the 90's, but maybe the rapid fire editing and Oliver Stone post-JFK reputation helped hinder that fact. Inserting OJ in the final news broadcast montage maybe also made the movie look more relevent than it really was

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's good. The second half especially. It has career-best performances from everyone involved.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the prison escape is my favorite action scene ever in movies, even though the way Mickey frees himself after the interview by walking around the room and telling a joke and the guards letting Mickey and Mallory walk out the prison just because they have a live camera running are idiotic plot points. not to mention having Mallory in a men's prison.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    (OP)
    It's good. The second half especially. It has career-best performances from everyone involved.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's extremely good and I like the juxtaposition of how the 1st half is shot vs the 2nd half

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      personally, i didn't notice that much of a juxtaposition between the two halves, though the 2nd part feels more "normal" and reined in. but almost every scene of the movie has its own stylistic curveball.

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