SLC Punk
SLC Punk (1998)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 1, 1998
DVD Release Date: October 19, 1999
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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.

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

...a moderately enjoyable scourging of red-necks and Ronald Reagan.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of those movies that's a lot more fun to watch than it is to think (or write) about

Brian Mckay

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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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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Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

A bitter, boring mess with no worthwhile message

John Venable

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

Michael Dequina

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

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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.á 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 na´ve 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
Chris Weber
This is a well-made look at the American punk culture of the 80's, and I really loved the documentary-style shooting and GoodFellas-esque narration. The… More