Good for Nothing
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Inspired by the Spaghetti Westerns and celebrating the Western genre with an interesting twist, Good for Nothing follows an odd romance and the resulting emotional confusion of an outlaw who reluctantly develops strong feelings for a woman he has kidnapped. Yet when the outlaw (Cohen Holloway) tries to force himself on the young and beautiful Isabella Montgomery (Inge Rademeyer), he finds himself unable to 'get it up' due to a surprising bout of performance anxiety. Unable to understand the reason for his erectile dysfunction, the outlaw goes on a quest to find a solution for his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beauty and the Beast meets Sergio Leone in this amusing Western import."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"The film's antipodean locales provide plenty of uncharted territory, vast expanses of untamed land that offer endless opportunity but little guidance. A man could get lost out there, and Wallis does."
‑ Sam Adams, AV Club
"In a film working off tradition, Good for Nothing moves to uncertain genre territory."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, Film Threat
"This film overflows with Kiwi humor that, unfortunately, will be lost on many audiences."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"the "movie" is saying "isn't this cute?" And it's not cute. It's really, really not."
‑ Jordan Hoffman,
"A slender movie of humble, welcome charms."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"Good for Nothing has a nice comic sense of the brushfire eruptions of Western violence..."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Wallis and his lead pair play the proceedings with such deadpan earnestness that makes for an off-kilter energy that is often quite funny and, more importantly, consistently engaging."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"An amusing, well-shot deadpan comedy that pokes subversive fun at the American Western genre, but it eventually loses comedic steam."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"The background scenery is frequently more interesting than what's going on in the foreground."
‑ Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity
"A droll New Zealand parody with a tone so deadpan it becomes laugh-out-loud funny."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
" admirably slick production..."
‑ Dominic Corry,
"Unfortunately, Good For Nothing's references and aspirations are a bit higher than what is actually on the screen."
‑ Jonah Flicker, Paste Magazine
"Though well acted, this Kiwi-shot Western would've done better to invest more time with its leads, and ditch deadpan attempts at a subplot of pursuers that has no reasonable payoff."
‑ Brent Simon,
"there just isn't enough that happens in the film to justify a 92 minute running time"
‑ Blake French,
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