How is Romper Stomper?

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  1. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

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    I saw this at the store and almost picked it up. Just wondering what people here thought of it. I haven't seen it in rental stores near me, so I can't rent it first. What can it be compared to? I like what movies I've seen Russell Crowe in, which wer Gladiator, LA Confidential, and Proof of Life.
     
  2. Jeremy Illingworth

    Jeremy Illingworth Supporting Actor

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    It doesn't compare to any of his other roles. Its a very powerful, well written, well acted movie. The look is 16mm low budget, but it works with the grittyness of the story and I'd rather have a good movie looking bad than a bad movie looking good. I accidentally speical ordered the pan and scan version from my B&M and opened it (didn't know there was more that one version and the package doesn't mention format) so I'm stuck with it. I'll sell it to you for $10 plus postage.

    Anyways, pick it up. Super film. Made me cry; the first film to do that since Batman.

    jeremy
     
  3. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

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    Romper Stomper is an intense and disturbing film. It isn't a great film, but Russell Crowe's performance as Hando, leader of a neo-nazi group, elevates it to an unforgettable film. Be prepared for some very upsetting scenes and language. It's also worth watching for Jacqueline McKenzie's performance as an abused girl who gets caught up in Hando's, uh, charisma. I bought the DVD to have in my collection, but I haven't watched it again. It's a tough view.
     
  4. Scott Weinberg

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    In a word?
    Harsh
    But definitely worth a look if you're in a courageous mood.
     
  5. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

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    Is it any worse than American History X? Is it an assault on the senses like Requiem For a Dream? Those are two movies that people have said are hard to watch that I like.
     
  6. Mick Wright

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    Imagine if American History X had a tougher, meaner older brother. The violence is brutally realistic, and most of the sex scenes, by the director's own admission, weren't simulated.
     

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