Mad Cowgirl
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A disturbed health inspector begins a surreal descent into madness when her marriage fails, her mental health begins to plummet, and her obsession with kung fu movies drives her to seek vengeance against the Ten Tigers from Kwangtung in director Gregory Hatanaka's experimental psychological thriller. Therese's (Sarah Lassez) life is falling apart; her husband has abandoned her, her affair with a sleazy televangelist has left her sexually frustrated, and her brother may have poisoned her with some particularly bad meat. Now, as Therese begins to succumb to her all-consuming nymphomania… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This indulgently puerile waste of time plows ahead with pointless mayhem masquerading as 'art.'"
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Mad Cowgirl is an underground movie with little sense of grounding, and lots of a multicultural weirdness and inchoate meat metaphors."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Endlessly entertaining, though not recommended for anyone uncomfortable with soft porn, eroticized violence or graphically-depicted slaughter."
‑ Kam Williams, EURWeb
"This gonzo mashup of romantic comedy, political paranoia, and B-movie adulation is more confounding than thrilling."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"It gives screenwriter-director Gregory Hatanaka an excuse for a lot of scene jumping -- and a chance to make the case for adopting a vegan diet."
‑ Michael Esposito, Chicago Tribune
"It's safe to say there will not be another movie this year like Mad Cowgirl. Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on your tolerance for copious bloodletting, hardcore pornography, and C-SPAN."
‑ Matt Singer, Village Voice
"Absurd, dirty, powerful and disturbingly hilarious."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, ▄berCinÚ
"An orgy of red meat and confused filmmaking"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"There's a lot happening here, perhaps too much."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Fiercely personal and unique."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Slick and often incomprehensible, it certainly gives you your money's worth, if blood, gore and blasphemy are what you're buying."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Theaters showing this should install seatbelts, because audiences are in for the ultimate wild ride."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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