Natural Born Killers (1994)

nbk“It’s just murder. All God’s creatures do it. You look in the forests and you see species killing other species, our species killing all species including the forests, and we just call it industry, not murder.” – Mickey

Number of Times Seen – 2 (video in 1995 and 18 Mar 2015)

Brief Synopsis – The story of a couple on a murder spree across the country who are sensationalized by the media.

My Take on it – I am a big fan of both Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino’s films.

There are very few writers who are capable of creating situations and dialogue like QT does.

The story in this movie is no exception; it is a great idea and is even more relevant today, 21 years after the movie was released due to the way the media treats criminals and sensational crimes.

The problem here is that QT sold the movie rights before he became a household name and it was given to the usually capable hands of Oliver Stone.

Stone takes a very interesting crime tale and destroys it by trying too hard to experiment with so many different types of camera shots and filmed it using numerous different styles which interfere heavily with the flow of the story IMHO.

Bottom Line – Very interesting premise but I’m personally not a fan of the way Stone filmed it. Tarantino knows how to write great crime stories, but his vision doesn’t always work so well in other director’s hands.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Coca-Cola approved the use of the Polar Bear ads for its product in the movie without having a full idea of what the movie was about; when the Board of Directors saw the finished product, they were furious. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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13 thoughts on “Natural Born Killers (1994)

  1. I love this film soooo much. I had quite the Juliet Lewis obsession as a teen. I did not remember it was written by Quentin Tarantino, to be honest, but I do agree about the shooting choices. A little headache. Great post, Rob!

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  2. I couldn’t find it on your site but Tony Scott’s True Romance is a pretty good Quentin Tarantino written movie. I need to see this still.


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