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Natural Born Killers (1994)

R  |   |  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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Storyline

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. Written by garykmcd

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In the media circus of life, they were the main attraction. 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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Release Date:

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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The prison riot was filmed at Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois. 80% of the prisoners there are there for violent crimes. For the first two of four weeks on location, the extras were actual inmates with rubber weapons. For the other two weeks, over 200 extras had to be brought in because the Stateville inmates had been placed on lockdown. See more »

Goofs

No human can take such a repeated and concentrated dose of Mace as Mallory does and open their eyes so soon afterward, not to mention Mallory's eyes open quite easily and do not shut during the spray. Mallory also doesn't apply any water to her eyes, and seems to recover naturally only minutes later. This is one of many scenes which are supposed to be stylized and unrealistic. See more »

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[after sending Mallory to her room]
Ed Wilson: I'll show her a little tenderness, after I eat. When I get up there, she won't see my face for an hour.
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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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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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