Southland Tales (2007)
Critic Consensus: Southland Tales, while offering an intriguing vision of the future, remains frustratingly incoherent and unpolished.
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as Roland Taverner/Ronald Taverner
as Krysta Kapowski/Krysta Now
as Dr. Soberin Exx
as Boxer Santaros
as Brandt Huntington
as Cyndi Pinziki
as Starla Von Luft
as Dr. Inga Von Westphalen/Marion Card
as Dion Warner/Dion Element
as Vaughn Smallhouse
as Sen. Bobby Frost
as Zora Charmichaels
as Shoshana Kapowski/Shoshana Cox
as Dr. Katarina Kuntzler
as Martin Kefauver
as Baron Von Westphalen
as Walter Mung
as Fortunio Balducci
as Bart Bookman
as Madeline Frost Santaros
as Veronica Mung/Dream
as Nana Mae Frost
as Hideo Takehashi
as Simon Theory
as Teri Riley
Critic Reviews for Southland Tales
Southland Tales is dizzyingly maximalist, never happy with one set-piece if it can introduce five. It is unhinged, and occasionally exhilarating, and quite often funny.
As the follow-up to his debut feature, the unexpectedly enduring teen-movie/sci-fi hybrid Donnie Darko, writer-director Richard Kelly has crafted an even more ambitious and far-reaching story
They've left it late, but writer-director Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) and his team have gone and scooped The Independent's Worst Film of 2007 award - against stiff competition, too.
Whether this is a demented B-movie or a comment on demented B-movies is hard to say. It is horribly fascinating, if not for the full 150 minutes.
Audience Reviews for Southland Tales
It feels like a bizarre mix of Blade Runner and Twin Peaks written by Bret Easton Ellis and adapted by Uwe Boll - ridiculous, pretentious, incomprehensible and full of tiring exposition from beginning to end about a universe that couldn't be more uninteresting.
A film that leaves you in awe. In awe of the amount of wasted talent combined in this pretentious, confusing and unfunny dystopian tale. Director Kelly delivered a surprise cult hit with Donny Darko and revisits the themes of time travel and the end of the world here. He packs it into an overly long story with political satire, too many unlikable characters and a plot that's almost impossible to follow. It's trying to be smart, funny and David Lynch-esque but isn't really any of that. During the last half an hour things are slowly starting to make a little more sense but the finale, overblown with Christian symbolism, makes it hard to care after the horrible first half of the movie. Unbelievable, how many great names signed up to be part of this terrible attempt in creating art. Kelly still knows how to use songs and to film musical numbers but as for the rest is concerned, one has to wonder what the hell he was thinking. Watch at your own risk.
A strange film set in the future with a confusing plot with deals with alternative energy, politics, world war 3 and the 4th dimension!! A bit long it has some good moments but a few lows as well. Overall just a bit odd.
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