Natural Born Killers
Natural Born Killers (1994)

A frenetic, bloody look at mass murder and the mass media, director Oliver Stone's extremely controversial film divided critics and audiences with its mixture of over-the-top violence and bitter cultural satire. At the center of the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 26, 1994
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

As a satirist, [Stone's] an elephant ballerina.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Seeing this movie once is not enough. The first time is for the visceral experience, the second time is for the meaning.

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Jeff Beck

It can easily be said that "Natural Born Killers" ranks among the worst films in Oliver Stone's filmography. It's an incompetently-made attempt at drilling home an incredibly simplistic point that anyone can learn from turning on the news.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This is one of my all time favorite movies, and it put Oliver Stone on my list of 'Best Directors Ever,' right along with Stanley [Kubrick].

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

The main problem with that it degenerates into the very thing it criticizes.

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David Keyes

It plays like a mad dash across the cerebral mind-field in search of the right mood, and fails drastically at finding one.

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James Berardinelli

Stone...doesn't know the meaning of moderation or subtlety, and opts instead for something that is excessive and self-indulgent. It's as if he wants to shout out the statement: 'Look at what I can do! I'm an artist!'

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Welcome to Natural Born Killers, Stone's empty, manic meditation on society's glorification of violence and the ugly heroes it loves to hate.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

At times with this movie the art overpowered the film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
I've seen it but I've never REALLY seen it.
Chris Weber
This is Oliver Stone's masterful, hallucinatory, stylish, surreal, and biting satirical look at mass murderers and the media/folk culture surrounding them.… More
John Manard
A thrill ride of emotion and action. Just great flick with over the top acting from Harrelson.
Adam Kelly
'Natural Born Killers' is one of the only films I've ever watched where I am generally uncertain as to what I feel. Never before have I had such… More
Spencer S.
One of the most controversial films of the past twenty years, "Natural Born Killers" incited a frothy debate on the role of violence in mass media,… More
Kase Vollebregt
Oliver Stone's hyper kinetic vision of mass murder and mass media splurges on originality and uniqueness, but lacks the ability to entice every viewer.… More