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3.14

Awesome30.56%
Worth A Look: 13.89%
Average: 22.22%
Pretty Bad: 5.56%
Total Crap: 27.78%

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Tank Girl
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by PyThomas

"Two words: Mad Maxine."
3 stars

It's an ambitious effort, at best.

Tank Girl (Lori Petty) is a she-punk in the wild lands of post-apocalyptic California. She gets caught up in a scheme to control the earth's dwindling water supply.

There's not much here that Mel Gibson hasn't already covered in his Mad Max films. It's action-packed, for sure. What left a bad taste in my mouth was the splicing in of animated footage. That just gave the impression that they couldn't put some scenes because of their budget, so they filled them in with cartoon scenes of what happened.

Overall, though, it's a cool film with a bunch of missteps.

Recommended for only the fans of the Tank Girl graphic-novel series.

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originally posted: 09/01/98 02:44:36
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User Comments

3/15/11 Lizzie Holy Shizz 5 stars
5/20/10 bored mom A horrible, fucking waste of time, even if based on the comics. 1 stars
9/06/09 Black Leather Rain A visual romp with an incredible soundtrack. Grab some tequila and enjoy the ride. 4 stars
8/06/09 the dork knight 104 minutes long, but CHRIST but it sure felt like 3 hours. 1 stars
6/15/07 johnnyfog Weird shit 2 stars
10/08/06 isis hey dont take it so seriously, its a comic. now, Spiderman, THAT sucked donkeyballs 5 stars
1/06/06 aimless A true piece of shit-Petty is even more irritating than usual 1 stars
8/17/05 ES is this the one with the mutant kangaroos? In California? = total loadation 1 stars
3/28/05 reptilesni Can't. Look. Away. 5 stars
2/17/05 haley tedeschi Lori Petty was made for the role of Tank Girl, she’s hot and obnoxious at the same time. 5 stars
10/22/04 Matt Thiel Jaw droppingly bad 1 stars
12/30/01 sarafina I"m so pretty.. 5 stars
9/01/01 Butterbean Malcolm McDowell's nail in the coffin..but it's my guilty pleasure! 4 stars
7/10/01 Celeste Not bad. The comic cels (and Lori Petty's manic performance) were good. Otherwise, awful. 3 stars
3/19/01 Sugammmmush How can you people be so cruel to it?Tank girl is such a role model. The movie rocks 5 stars
2/28/01 John Besides being a fun movie, Lori Petty did an awesome job and Naomi Watts is hot, hot, hot. 5 stars
2/02/01 grendle this movie kicked all ass!!!!!!! 5 stars
5/25/00 perverted pixie Tank girl is my role model- you fat arsed freaks and critic!'s 5 stars
4/12/00 the Grinch Got the hatts for Naomi Watts, but the movie was sadly lacking... 2 stars
2/11/00 Kyle Broflovski Oh, FUCK ALL Y'ALL!!!! This movie rules in every way!!!! 5 stars
9/13/99 Jason Kinsey shittity shitty shit shit 1 stars
4/09/99 Randall it was fun, especially on a sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 4 stars
12/25/98 Bats A guilty pleasure; I won't buy the video, but I'll watch it on a Saturday afternoon on TV. 4 stars
11/15/98 jen kangaroo dudes notwithstanding...this movie rocked... 5 stars
11/13/98 Jules Read the comics. It was cool. 4 stars
10/18/98 Kwyjibo Ack. Awful. What was with the roo-men? 1 stars
10/10/98 {{{OZ}}} I was so in love with Naomi Watts my entire boyhood. But this sucked fetid nutsacks. 1 stars
10/10/98 Nate Dogg Mmmmm.....Jet Girl...she reminds me of the Baroness... 3 stars
9/07/98 BBReBozo Ice-T as a fucking kangaroo? "No sell-out" indeed... 1 stars
8/29/98 Johny Kangaroo men? Whatever. 1 stars
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  31-Mar-1995 (R)

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Directed by
  Rachel Talalay

Written by
  Jamie Hewlett
  Alan Martin
  Tedi Sarafian

Cast
  Lori Pretty
  Ice-T
  Naomi Watts
  Don Harvey
  Jeff Kober
  Reg E. Cathey



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