• Natural Born Killers (1994)

Natural Born Killers

Release Date: August 26th, 1994

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2000

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis are two young, attractive serial killers who become tabloid-TV darlings, thanks to a sensationalistic press led by Robert Downey Jr. The press reports the pair as they go on a 52 people killing spree. A controversial look at the way the media portrays criminals.

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield, Russell Means, Edie McClurg

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: New Regency Pictures, J D Productions, Ixtlan Corporation, Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Gripping, Fall, Murder, Girlfriend, Dark, Revenge, Police officer, 1990s, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    An entertaining but exhausting satire on tabloid media and the way they feed our thirst for violence, Natural Born Killers stars Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis, in banshee-out-of-hell performances, as serial killers Mickey and Mallory Knox -- a trashy, gonzo/weirdo version of Bonnie & Clyde. [26 Aug 1994, p.C1]

  • 88
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Natural Born Killers is visually complex and thematically simple. Mixing film and video, black-and-white and color, morphing and animation, Stone breaks visual ground here for a major studio release. [26 Aug 1994, p.B]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Like all good satirists, he knows that too much realism will weaken his effect. He lets you know he's making a comedy. There's an over-the-top exuberance to the intricate crosscut editing and to the hyperactive camera. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture