SLC Punk
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What's it like being the only punk rockers in the biggest Mormon community in the world? Stevo (Matthew Lillard) and Heroin Bob (Michael Goorjian) provide the answer to this and other questions in SLC Punk. Stevo and Bob (whose name is actually an ironic reference to his fear of needles) are two friends fresh out of college who sport mohawks and blue hair, listen to hardcore and try to live up to their own anarchist ideals while figuring out what to do with their lives. Which wouldn't make them unusual in New York or Los Angeles, but they're fish out of water in Salt Lake City,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Funny. SLC Punk! got to me."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The script's deficiencies are balance by a surprisingly mature performance by Lillard, who is obviously capable of better roles than he's been offered."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"An assured first feature from Merendino, a filmmaker whom I look forward to his next film from."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"...a moderately enjoyable scourging of red-necks and Ronald Reagan."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
" of those movies that's a lot more fun to watch than it is to think (or write) about"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"There's nothing about the "SLC" in SLC PUNK that makes it stand out. The tale could have been told in any city, really"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Would be all sound and fury without a strong center, and the film does have one in Lillard."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A bitter, boring mess with no worthwhile message"
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
"It's a rental for when you've seen everything else and are in the mood for some rebellion."
‑ John Venable,
"SLC Punk cannot quite reach the richer depths it grasps for, because it doesn't have the material to support the large dramatic distance Stevo has to travel."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
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