SLC Punk
SLC Punk (1998)

In this film, Stevo and Bob are two friends who sport mohawks and blue hair, listen to hardcore, and try to live up to their own anarchist ideals. Which wouldn't make them unusual in New York or L.A., but they're fish out of water… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 19, 1999
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63%
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89%



Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Funny. SLC Punk! got to me.

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Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

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.

Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

An assured first feature from Merendino, a filmmaker whom I look forward to his next film from.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...one of those movies that's a lot more fun to watch than it is to think (or write) about

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Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

There's nothing about the "SLC" in SLC PUNK that makes it stand out. The tale could have been told in any city, really

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Would be all sound and fury without a strong center, and the film does have one in Lillard.

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Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

A bitter, boring mess with no worthwhile message

John Venable
Supercala.com

It's a rental for when you've seen everything else and are in the mood for some rebellion.

David Luty
Film Journal International

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A furiously paced, unabashed, raw story of two best friends (Matthew Lillard, Michael Goorjian) who choose not to conform to the boring, conservative lifestyle… More
Melvin White
Heroin Bob: Well, it's a crazy fucked up world and we're all just floating along waiting for someone who can walk on water, man. I've heard… More
Jay Hutchinson
The film is an anthem to punks, to hipsters, to all young rebels, and ultimately concludes that it's not a lifestyle, but merely a nave phase. But does… More
jd cryptic
Fu*king hilarious. Deep and emotional. Other than "Scream", this is Matthew Lillard's best performance. "Two punks live in Salt Lake… More
KJ Proulx
Finally, a punk film that doesn't only just have the old sex & drugs representation, but a wide variety of what life can be like, depending on your… More
Daniel J DeMersseman
I'm sure it would've helped if I were a punk, a teenager, or some combination thereof. That said, it had to be pretty decent to garner 3½ stars from… More