Tank Girl
Tank Girl (1995)

This wild, futuristic action-fantasy is set in the year 2033 where drought and pollution have turned the Earth into a desert wasteland. The planet's water supply is controlled by a despotic company that is opposed by a few courageous… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 1, 1995
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While unconventional, Tank Girl isn't particularly clever or engaging, and none of the script's copious one-liners have any real zing.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Lori Petty does her tough-talking best to breathe some life into the comic-book action, but it's not enough.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

Utimately the film is more a symptom than a prophecy of dystopia.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

An aspiring cult film that would rather be cute than dangerous.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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Leonard Klady

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.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The 'counterculture zeitgeist' vibe seems rather silly, more Sherwood Schwartz than Riot Grrrl, and not in a good way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
I think this is the perfect example of an idea that worked better as an animated movie. Problem for this live action film is there are numerous animated… More
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Dude, I can't believe I've not seen this flick till now. It was freakin' awesome! I miss reading comics. Hahahaha. Review...TBA.
Chris Weber
God this movie is so 90s. Hell, depsite the fact that this is a kooky, ridiculous mess, the fact that it is so 90s is probably what makes it sorta charming and… More
Alexander Wilson
cool film, starring Ice-T as a human kangeroo.
MisterYoda ?
A lot of people tend to dismiss this movie because of it's "comic book" feel and comic-book (really) transitions. I enjoyed this movie a LOT, as… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Tank Girl has some fun scenes, but it's all so grungy and low-budget. She's a hilarious punky-chick with an attitude; I wish she was given a more… More