Romper Stomper
Romper Stomper (1993)

Following the tone of Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, Romper Stomper is the story of about a gang of Melbourne skinheads who terrorize their Asian neighbors. Geoffrey Wright's direction is stylish and unsettling, filled with… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 21, 2000
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80%
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73%


Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Romper Stomper is A Clockwork Orange without the intellect.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's merely another violent art house picture, slumming modishly in the world of psycho-personalities, and exhibiting only occasional flashes of originality.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Crowe first shows his star quality

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The cheap 'message' of the ending fails to salvage a film that at best is well-meant but misguided, at worst, flashy and garbled.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Crowe is powerful and terrifying, and the erotic chemistry between Pollock and McKenzie is no less intense and enriched by strong performances by both.

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Michael Dequina
Film Threat

Given his formidable presence and equal talent, it was only a matter of time before New Zealand-born, Australian-raised Russell Crowe made the mainstream American breakthrough he enjoyed with Gladiator.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Exploits the frustration, anger and violence of a despicable subculture while excusing the glorification of its hate aesthetic as necessary "reporting."

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Film4

For all the dynamism and drive, the film walks a fine line between exposure and outright exploitation -- wherein lies much of its appeal.

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Matt McAllister
Future Movies UK

Romper Stomper is a convincing depiction of subculture, and one that dares to present these figures as real, troubled individuals rather than stereotypes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This is a grim and gritty slice-of-life look at the exploits and downfall of a rowdy gang of neo-Nazi skinhead punks in suburban Melbourne. Starring Russell… More
Conner Rainwater
The equivalent of American History X, without the redemption aspect. I liked that this feels like an even more realistic version of A Clockwork Orange in terms… More
Manu Gino
You've never seen anything like it. Crazy crazy movie but a good one. Lots of fights and crazy skinheads doing some crazy stuff. The film is as strong and… More
Dan Schultz
A solid, almost unbearably violent look at Neo-Nazis in Australia and how they start to get into big trouble once their fearless leader (Russell Crowe) goes a… More
Sophie Burgess
A horrible yet endearing film about people in pain. The neo-nazis are shown in a bad light which they most certainly should be, but the acting of some of the… More
Nelson Pickens
Probably the greatest movie about skinheads. Russell Crowe was able to play a despicable hero you cant help but like a little.

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