Year of Release: 1997
Director: Oliver Stone
Approx. Running Time: 125 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
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From Back Cover:
". It's Oliver Stone at his baddest and his best. An American classic..."
-Judy Gerstel, TORONTO STAR
He's a small-time gambler with a backpack full of cash, an overdue debt in Vegas and a broken radiator hose. She's a hot-and-cold vixen caught in the grips of a twisted relationship with her powerful husband. Both of them just want to get out of town. And after you meet the citizens of Superior, Arizona, you'll understand why.
This is another one of those weird-ass movies, but damn do I love it. My favorite character is, of course, "Toby N. Tucker" (Joaquin Phoenix), but I was surprised by the character of Darrell. I HATE Billy Bob Thornton, but he was excellent in this role. Of course, the argument could be made that he was good in it because he wasn't acting - his character is an ignorant hick and, well... you get the idea.
My favorite scene in the film:
Toby N. Tucker: You know who I am? Toby N. Tucker. Everyone round here call me TNT. You know why?
Bobby: Let's see... they're not very imaginative?
Toby N. Tucker: 'Cause I'm just like dynamite. And when I go off, somebody gets hurt.
Rated R (MPAA)