Liquid Sky
Liquid Sky (1983)

Liquid Sky has "future cult film" written all over it, but that's no crime, is it? Anne Carlisle, who co-penned the screenplay, plays a dual role: she is both a male and a female punker, both lesbian and homosexual. The female… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety

Liquid Sky is an odd, yet generally pleasing mixture of punk rock, science fiction, and black humor.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

[This] film, with a heroine who is sometimes a hero and who is apt to show up in a red corset with matching red-and-blond skunk hairdo, can hardly be for everyone. But the right audiences are bound to appreciate the originality displayed here.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Outrageous fun, this film is New Wave chic, satire, self-parody, science fiction, and certainly one of the more accessible independent features ever made.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Anne Carlisle, who stars as both the model and her creepy male counterpart, projects a disturbing and original aura of opaque, ingrained despair.

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Empire Magazine

Knowingly kitsch, Liquid Sky uses the most basic effects and featuring music and fashion that were cutting edge at the time, it now looks fashionably retro.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Capturing the manner and humor of a comic strip about punk culture, Liquid Sky is the brain product of Slava Tsukerman, a Soviet emigre in NY; like the aliens in his cult flick, he explores the exotic pleasures denied him in his native country.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A bizarre, often hilarious melee of weird drugs, weird sex and off-the-wall camp SF.

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Film4

Liquid Sky is one of the forerunners of the quirky American independent movement that exchanged substance for style, and, love it or hate it, is a true original.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Bad, but sometimes fascinating. It's genuinely strange and, at least, truly independent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Coxxie Mild Sauce
This was meant to appeal to that warhol-ish, "fuck me, im original." crowd. but if this was a book, and it looks like it might have been, then it… More
Robert C
AMAZING on SO many levels. Costumes that will bring to mind the results of "Project Runway" had they created it in the 80's. A sountrack that… More
jay nixon
Completely bizarre disjointed collection of psychedelic scenes can't even really be called a film at least in the narrative sense.
Quinto Wallight
I don't know what to say about this movie other than it was strangely hipnotic. I wasn't completely sure of what ws on screen, but it captivated and… More
vieras esine
A bit too many rape scenes for my taste, otherwise I would've given this a full three stars. The theme song was awesome.