Tank Girl

Tank Girl

Tank Girl

Feminist, post-apocalyptic sci-fi actioner - based on the comic strip series by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett - with the tagline: "In 2033, justice rides a tank and wears lip gloss". Set in a drought-ravaged Australia (though shot largely in Arizona), Tank Girl (Petty) fights a mega-corporation which controls the water supply. Co-stars Naomi Watts, Ice-T and Malcolm McDowell. Features a soundtrack by Courtney Love.

1995Rating: M98 minsUSA, UK
ActionComedyScience Fiction
Director:
Rachel Talalay ('Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare', 'Ghost in the Machine')
Writer:
Tedi Sarafian
Cast:
Lori PettyIce-TNaomi WattsMalcolm McDowellIggy Pop
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Reviews & comments

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Enormous energy went into this movie. I could not, however, care about it for much more than a moment at a time, and after awhile its manic energy wore me down.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

The result is a bracing film that's halfway between a string of MTV videos (Courtney Love put together the edgy soundtrack) and some of that network's over-the-top cartoons.

BBC

BBC

press

A frenzied mess that's dull in the extreme.

1.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

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

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Enormous energy went into this movie. I could not, however, care about it for much more than a moment at a time, and after awhile its manic energy wore me down.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

The result is a bracing film that's halfway between a string of MTV videos (Courtney Love put together the edgy soundtrack) and some of that network's over-the-top cartoons.

BBC

BBC

press

A frenzied mess that's dull in the extreme.

1.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

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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