Knox (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory Knox (Juliette Lewis) are two
psychotic, married, serial murderers who are on a rampage across
the country (USA). They become infamous thanks to the work of a
tabloid television journalist Wayne Gale (Robert Downey Jr) who
had a girlfriend like Mallory once. She died kick boxing a kangaroo.
I still keep in touch with the kangaroo though."
movie guaranteed to upset 95% of its audience, and 99.9% of those
who have heard about it but not seen it yet."
this movie taught me was that I could be upset to a state of letter
writing frenzy but still grow spiritually. Thankfully, I was fine
after the seventh verse of Koombyaaa."
soundtrack to die for, or at least to be choked to unconsciousness."
important statement about the abuse of the media, cops who kill
for pleasure, and Australian reporters, said wittily using copious
amounts of blood."
rare achievement. Oliver Stone's 'guaranteed to piss them off'
assault on the journalism 'profession.' An amazing movie, if
uncomfortable to watch in places."
heroes succeed in a jail break when a live, televised (Super Bowl
special!) interview from the prison with Mickey, goes wrong. Wayne
Gail (who ultimately becomes as murderous with guns as our heroes)
gets shot by our anti-hero's on camera, pleading for his life at
and Mallory end the movie free.
brilliant satire on the media and how it packages people into a
commodity, in a corrupt world where cops murder women and red necks
dance all funny in out of the way diners...
scream fest of 'So who are the bad
guys these days?' proportions. In this world, serial
killers are now just a commodity used to build a sheep like television
audience to sell advertisements to, journalists build a career on
the deeds of criminals, and corrupt cops write best seller books.
Folks, this movie is about packaged sin, sin as a commodity in the
free market and, be honest, apart from the killing, wouldntcha just
do it if you could get away with it? The money's mighty fine!
movie is both harsh and bloody - it is not a painless ride - this
is one of those fulfilling long walks along a familiar trail, at
times difficult, but, ultimately, rewarding (if a little too peppered
with blood, giblets and BANG! for my
this movie was pilloried by the tabloid press when it was released
is testament to how effective the movie is. The gutter press should
hate this movie, else the movie would not have succeeded in delivering
to Wayne: "Killing you and what you represent is a statement."
not gonna murder anyone on our wedding day."
I was a mass murderer I'd be Mickey and Mallory."
I don't kill you, what else is there for them to talk about?"
alive for the first time in my f-wording life."