Natural Born Killers

Natural Born Killers

Blu-ray Disc - 2009
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"Mickey (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory (Juliette Lewis), a young couple united by their desire for each other and their common love of violence. Together, they embark on a record-breaking, exceptionally gory killing spree that captivates the sensation-hungry tabloid media. Their fame is ensured by one newsman, Wayne Gale (Robert Downey, Jr.), who reports on Mickey and Mallory for his show, American Maniacs. Even the duo's eventual capture by the police only increases their notoriety, as Gale develops a plan for a Super Bowl Sunday interview that Mickey and Mallory twist to their own advantage." -- All Movie website.

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Derringer
Mar 01, 2015

It's so very easy to understand how someone (like myself) could totally hate Natural Born Killers to the max. I mean, just for sickening starters, there wasn't one, single, solitary character in this entire film who was even remotely likable.

As an offering to the masses, Natural Born Killers was director Oliver Stone's perversely twisted satire on America's insatiable infatuation with crime and brutality.

With a bludgeon firmly in hand, Stone delivered his derisive points on the subject of media-mania early on in the film. The rest of the picture was just a madman's fury, all hollow, reverberated echo, over and over and over.

Even the hyper-kinetic, psychedelically inspired, 60s film-making style of Natural Born Killers became boring and repetitious far too quickly.

Prior to its initial release back in 1994, a whopping total of 150 cuts to the final product were ordered before Natural Born Killers could receive an "R" rating.

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ManMachine
Sep 16, 2014

(All-time "Most Irritating Movie-Quote Ever") - Mallory to Mickey - "Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad!"

If nothing else - I'd say that this impotent, white-trash, Romeo & Juliet story certainly earned itself a couple of loud & robust "Bronx Cheers" for its efforts to at least try to say something relevant, but (inevitably) failing miserably to deliver (thanks, of course, to its disease-minded screenwriter, Quentin Tarantino).

With its cynical "Tabloid" mentality, Natural Born Killers (NBK, for short), stands tall as one of the most over-the-top, narrow-minded statements about the insatiable American media-machine (and its on-going love affair with its most sadistic and deranged citizens) that I've ever seen.

If you were to completely strip away the novelty of NBK's often-impressive camera-work, along with its pseudo-psychedelic imagery, then about the only thing you'd be left with would be a truly dismal story about a bunch of despicable characters who aren't even worth the slightest bit of notice.

Featuring a non-stop barrage of "in-your-face" violence & brutality (for the sake of itself), I think that director Oliver Stone clearly missed the mark in the realm of sick & twisted humour.... In NBK, Homicide detectives sniff discarded women's underwear for "evidence" and its serial killers' victims are all looked upon as people who deserved to be murdered.

Mocha6ft3 Aug 02, 2012

After seeing Woody Harrelson in "Cheers" for many years, it was very suprising to me to see him as a serial killer in this film. And he does a very good job. I must talk about the sound in this movie. It's off the hook! From the soundtrack to the explosive gun shots, this movie will make "Sound Freaks" quite happy. Which is why you should play this movie on your HOMETHEATER!!! I was quite surprised by the sounds in this movie and believed it should be for all around sound. But watching it more than once convinced me that this is a very good audio and video experience. The visuals in this movie is what my friend said is"far out" I have to mention Robert Downey Jr. He's a fine actor and plays his part to the tee. So does Juliette Lewis. I'm giving this crazy far out movie 5 stars!!!!!! A great cast, good story, good visual effects, very good audio effects, and memorable characters. Filet of fish on whole wheat bread, home fries, corn, and ginger ale.

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stse88
Sep 12, 2011

Violent.

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ManMachine
Sep 16, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Killers on a murder-spree.

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ManMachine
Sep 16, 2014

Sexual Content: Incest and rape are the name of the game.

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ManMachine
Sep 16, 2014

Violence: A literal gore-fest of violence and brutality.

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ManMachine
Sep 16, 2014

Coarse Language: You name it! They say it!

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