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Overall Rating
2.73

Awesome: 6.67%
Worth A Look: 20%
Average40%
Pretty Bad: 6.67%
Total Crap: 26.67%

1 review, 9 user ratings



Perdita Durango
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"Your mother would hate this film."
3 stars

Your mother would hate this film. At first glance, Perdita Durango is one of those films that are proof of the impending doom of civilisation as we know it. This film is violence for violence's sake, blood for blood's, and even if it's meant to be a comment on it, it's part of it all the same.

Perez (Fearless) plays Perdita, a hellishly attractive half-Mexican, half-Texan vagabond who meets up with Romeo (Bardem from Live Flesh), a psycho high priest voodoo channeller.

For the hell of it, they decide to go on a thrill-seeking holiday in the States which involves kidnapping a teenage couple, subjecting them to psycho-sexual cruelty which culminates in a voodoo ceremony where one of them is the sacrifice, and then hoofing it to Las Vegas where they steal a truckload of frozen foetuses for Romeo's mafia boss, thus shooting lots of people.

Sound like your cup of tea?

At second glance, and this only slowly dawns on you halfway through the movie (so don't walk out on it just yet), Perdita Durango is a film-noir, a send up of our own concept of controlled and civilised behaviour. In effect, it's a modern myth and will undoubtedly gain cult status for the door it leaves open for pontificating movie critics with more than 200 words to say about it. ---Lachlan Gilbert

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originally posted: 10/17/98 15:35:31
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OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2004 Boston Fantastic Film Festival. For more in the 2004 Boston Fantastic Film Festival series, click here.

User Comments

8/02/05 Corky Hellishly original, bizarre, and sardonically humorous. Where's your sense of humor, guys? 4 stars
4/08/04 brett i liked all the fuck scenes,its good wanking material 4 stars
8/23/01 Alan Madlane First rate mexicali splatter punk travelog with a soft Burt Lancaster heart 5 stars
7/26/01 Reini Urban good entertainment, nothing more. some good moments. 4 stars
7/21/01 Aaron F. Great cinematography, but pictures don't mean much unless you care. 2 stars
5/26/01 caida Over exposure of the real thing, this movie should not have been made at all! 1 stars
7/18/00 mick mayombe the main problem in this film are the characters. i couldn't give a shit about any of them 1 stars
4/01/00 Tino Slaut Tries desperately to be hip/modern/cool. Comes across as repellent/pointless/cold. 1 stars
12/19/99 anonymous After 45 minutes I had stopped watching. 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  21-Dec-1999 (R)
  DVD: 28-Dec-1999

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Australia
  01-Oct-1998 (R)




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