In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
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
Entertainment Weekly ranked the film as the eighth most controversial movie ever made. See more »
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 »
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 »
I am slowly trying to make my way through all the films that are either considered classics or ground-breaking and on the basis that "Natural Born Killers" was ground-breaking I rented it. I am not somebody who is ordinarily shocked or distressed by violent films, I sat through "The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover" and "A Clockwork Orange" quite happily but I really objected to this film. It seemed to be glamourising the media violence it was, purportedly, satirising. I would advise caution if you are thinking about watching this film and would agree with the comment on the main page that it is certainly inadvisable for children. I encourage films that push the boundaries but found this tasteless.
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