Kaboom (2011)

"Kaboom" is a hyper-stylized "Twin Peaks" for the Coachella Generation, featuring a gorgeous young cast. A wild, witty and sex-drenched horror-comedy thriller, it is the story of Smith, an ambisexual 18-year-old college… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 31, 2011
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Walters
Time Out

If there's an undercurrent of impending cataclysm in today's culture, 'Kaboom' senses that feeling, seizes it in a surreal clinch and hurtles with it off a cliff.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

The film is Araki's most ambitious to date, with a quick pace, music that's hip and cool and a mood that alternates between playful and eccentric.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Shot in blinding colors, with an eye for artifice and a fixation on flesh, Kaboom is one happy, horny movie.

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William Goss

Designed to have its own fun, filled to the brim with bangs of all kinds but mostly landing with a whimper.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

All that's truly strange here though is that Araki gets so few jolts or laughs from this hodge-podge of genres.

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Kaboom plays out like a a ridiculously campy, and poorly written comic book. It's not very coherent and has a terrible ending.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

What pop spectacle!

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Araki deserves credit for maintaining his independent spirit. But "Kaboom" is short on impact.

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Glenn Dunks

Araki has crafted an entertaining, violently funny movie that's amongst his best work yet.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A disjointed film in which everything seems painfully arbitrary and with no sense of purpose, suffering from an unfocused script, a clumsy direction and an… More
Matheus Carvalho
A really trippy gay movie on acid that, while doesn't completely set all its cilinders on fire, delivers 90 minutes of near mindless stilish fun.
Mark Hobin
Kaboom is a schizophrenic melding of two different films. It presents a mildly entertaining, bizarro apocalyptic fable that is buried under a lot of drek. What… More
Liam Gadd
This film is flat out insane. I have a lot of problems with it, the main one being that it doesn't know whether it wants to be a sex comedy or a science… More
Nicki Marie
Won't be for everyone, but I quite liked it. Visually pretty to look at with an attractive cast. The story is way out there, but anyone who's seen… More
Steven Carrier
The one thing you need to know before viewing "Kaboom" is that writer/director Gregg Araki is a pop artist. He is not always concerned with narrative… More