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Natural Born Killers (1994)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  26 August 1994 (USA)
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Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

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The misadventures of Mickey and Mallory: outcasts, lovers, and serial killers. They travel across Route 666 conducting psychadelic mass-slaughters not for money, not for revenge, just for kicks. Glorified by the media, the pair become legendary folk heroes; their story told by the single person they leave alive at the scene of each of their slaughters. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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A bold new film that takes a look at a country seduced by fame, obsessed by crime and consumed by the media. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for extreme violence and graphic carnage, for shocking images, and for strong language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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26 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesinos por naturaleza  »

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Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£3,923,239 (UK) (17 March 1995)
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Trivia

Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth were both offered the same unspecified role and turned it down. Jane Hamsher claims in her book about the movie that they did so because Quentin Tarantino told them he would never cast either of them in any of his movies again if they took the role. See more »

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Mallory: I do. 'Til you and I die, and die, and die again. 'Til death do us part.
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The end credits are superimposed over a vast amount of stock footage, ranging from the future of Mickey and Mallory, stock A-Bomb tests, childhood photos of Mickey and Mallory, time-lapse footage, scenes from the movie, and so on. See more »

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Under Wraps
Written and Performed by Barry Adamson
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Poorly recommended
14 December 2002 | by (Wiltshire, UK) – See all my reviews

As a fan of film i'm always up for trying any that i haven't seen which have been classified great movies. My friends recommended me this one - and boy was i disappointed! For a start the story IS good. mainly because it was written by Quentin Tarantino (a fine director and writer). But wouldn't it have been a lot better if he had also directed it? In my own personal opinion, i think it would have been.

The acting is good and the choice of actors to play the parts are very good. From reading a synopsis of the story it sounds really interesting, and as a fan of gore, i was up for seeing the most "disturbing and sickening film". Instead i eagerly sat reading to switch the DVD player off, not because i was scared, but because i was annoyed by the weird and odd shots and angles of the apparently "great" Oliver Stone. It was also boring as there wasn't a hint of horror or gore at all!

All i can say is if you're into weird 'arty farty' films where there are weird shots, funny screeching sounds and lots of girls screaming, this might be for u. but if not, you'd be better off watching The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews singings enough to scare anybody!

3/10


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