Tank Girl
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Based on a popular British cult comic book, this film is the story of a futuristic feminist superhero and her fight to preserve the environment against an evil government bureaucracy. The action is set in the year 2033, after an ecological disaster of drought and pollution has ravaged the countryside, and water is scarce. Tank Girl (Lori Petty) is a sassy punker who has her own vintage tank in tow, along with other high-tech weapons. Her mutant friends join her in bizarre battles against the corporate-statist Department of Water and Power and its villainous chief, Kesslee (Malcolm McDowell).… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lori Petty does her tough-talking best to breathe some life into the comic-book action, but it's not enough."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"Lori Petty does a nice job in the title role of this enjoyable 1995 feature based on the postapocalyptic SF comic book and set in the year 2033."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Rachel Talalay's hyper direction and Lori Petty's hyper performance result in migraines; you also get an unrecognizable Ice-T as the most antagonistic of the Rippers and Iggy Pop in a fleeting cameo as a pervert with a penchant for 10-year-old girls."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Ultimately, I had a lot more fun at this movie that I did at Batman Forever."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"An aspiring cult film that would rather be cute than dangerous."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Generous souls may try to blame this travesty of the Deadline comic-strip on the studio execs who forced director Talalay to tone down and re-edit her cut."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"The 'counterculture zeitgeist' vibe seems rather silly, more Sherwood Schwartz than Riot Grrrl, and not in a good way."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"girl power"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Unique and funny in the same time."
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The movie version of the graphic comic book is a classic case of kitchen-sink filmmaking, in which the principals have thrown everything into the stew, hoping enough will stick to the audience."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Chief among its strong points is Lori Petty, a buzz-cut fashion plate in a Prozac necklace, who brings the necessary gusto to Tank Girl's flippancy."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Unfunny, often painfully boring, and so blatantly low budget and poorly constructed..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"How well you'll tolerate this utterly unhinged quasi-feminist comic book fantasy depends on your Lori Petty threshold."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A lot more fun than you'd think"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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