The Doom Generation
The Doom Generation (1995)

Billed as "a heterosexual movie by Gregg Araki," The Doom Generation is the director's self-styled bad-taste teen film. Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) is an obnoxious teenage speed freak and her boyfriend Jordan White (James Duval)… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 25, 1995
DVD Release Date: August 4, 1998
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Striking to look at, though often offensively opportunistic, this mainly comes across as a throwaway shocker with energy to spare. There's not much thought in evidence though.

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Time Out

Imagine Natural Born Killers with a sense of humour.

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TV Guide

For the terminally hip and/or terminally adolescent.

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Variety Staff

A nihilistic comedy about a trio of alienated youngsters, pic is bold not only in its art design, but also in its narrative and tone, a mixture of satire and horror with heavy dosage of steamy sex and macabre violence.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Sledgehammer direction, heavy irony and the easiest imaginable targets hardly show talent off to good advantage.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Self-consciously strives for transgressive nihilism without ever recognizing the sheer absurdity of its every component.

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Emanuel Levy

Inspired by Godard's classic Band Apart, Araki's fifth feature is his most audacious and most technically accomplished film to date, reflecting the larger than usual budget and gained experience.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's a savagely funny ride fueled by Araki's insight and blunt compassion.

Clint Morris

A cult classic.....steamy hot, wicked funny

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
Pretty sure this was written by a 9 year old who learned the f word. It makes no sense, and they constatnly insult each other using phrases I've not heard… More
Dean L
Why did I give this movie one star? Because negative stars was not an option. I like shock films. I used to be heavily into the industrial grunge scene (which… More
_kelly .King
This movie has a consistent and unique tone, which is why I wasn't surprised this was an Araki film. Araki is fantastic with tone, and in this film, he… More
John Ballantine
A wee bit crappy. Gregg Araki is clearly doing things just to shock and put them out there doesn't really work.
Hogans Hero
Cheesy, sleezy and gory. Rose McGowan still manages to badly act, but James Duval is really endearing somehow. It's worth the watch..but don't get too… More
Mike T.
This film definitely has Araki's unique stamp on it, but that isn't enough to hold it together. Attempting to mesh trippy, dreamlike elements with a… More