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Natural Born Killers

Reviewed By Ryan Arthur
Posted 10/06/98 00:23:23

"Reptition works, David. Repitition works, David."
5 stars (Awesome)

Let's get something straight.

When this movie came out people started blaming it for other people's deaths. Murderers said they were "inspired" by the film to do their deeds.

If you say a movie makes you kill someone, you were fucked up to begin with. That's like laying down on the center line in a road and getting hit by a car, then blaming the movie The Program. If you're so simple as to be led by a movie, you've got deeper issues, my friend. Go visit psychology.com or something, but be sure and click one of our banners before you do.

That said: I saw this movie 4 times in the theater. 4 Times. Plus countless other viewings on cable and video. Know how many people I've killed? None. It's violent and it's trippy and it's hilarious, and at no point during any viewing did I start walking around the theater, slitting people's throats, just because Mickey and Mallory were so damn cool.

This was also the movie that first brought Tom Sizemore to my attention. Now here's an underrated actor if ever there was one, although that's changed a bit since the release of Saving Private Ryan. I still think that both Juliette Lewis and Woody Harrelson will have a hard time ever topping their performances here.

I don't like it because I'm into violence. I'm actually pretty much a wimp when it comes to violence and gore. I was more impressd with media reaction to acts of violence; how it's sensationalized and hyped and hyped and hyped, how serial killers have the same celebrity status as, well, celebrities.

See it, and quit your whining.

That's poetry, Mal.

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