God Bless America

God Bless America

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In this dark satire, a dissatisfied American on the verge of suicide finds a better use for his life: grabbing a handgun and ridding society of its most repulsive citizens. From iconic comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, star of Police Academy 2 through 4 and writer/director of World’s Greatest Dad. More

Frank (Joel Murray) has had enough of the downward spiral of American culture. Divorced, recently fired, and possibly terminally ill, Frank feels he has nothing left to live for. However, instead of taking his own life, he embarks on a killing spree with cohort Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr), a 16-year-old who shares his sense of rage. Together, they embark on a nation-wide assault on the United States' dumbest, most irritating celebrities.

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2011Rating: R18, contains graphic violence & offensive language105 minsUSA
Comedy

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God Bless America | Reviews

66%114 reviews

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Time Out

Time Out

It's Goldthwait's first misstep, a serious one. He's simply not the filmmaker to mount a fierce takedown of Kardashian culture, thorough though his script's rage is.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Here is a film that begins with merciless comic savagery and descends into merely merciless savagery. But wow, what an opening.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

As both a comedian and filmmaker, Bobcat Goldthwait ("Shakes the Clown") has carved out a valuable spot as an idiosyncratic instigator. But even fans may be disappointed at how swiftly he undermines its own message here.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Part road trip, part revenge movie, this is a tentative tale of a man who's not going to take it anymore, sharp on the fallibility of human foibles and sometimes stingingly funny, too.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

As with the earlier movie, this one turns in on its own morality like a Möbius strip, endorsing kindness by practicing slaughter, and pulls us along for the ride. Detractors will call its reasoning ridiculous, and they'll be right - though I doubt that will bother Goldthwait, who makes a living being ridiculous.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The key point about God Bless America is that it's extreme but not exaggerated, a dark comedy that indulges - and questions - a violent, misanthropic fantasy about laying waste to the cultural landscape while staying grounded in a recognizable reality.

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God Bless America | Release Details

God Bless America is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.