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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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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.

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BBC

BBC

A frenzied mess that's dull in the extreme.

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The New York Times

The 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.

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Time Out

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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Variety

Variety

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.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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

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The New Yorker

The 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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