• Southland Tales (2007)

Southland Tales

Release Date: November 14th, 2007

R |2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

With the United States under the threat of nuclear attack, the lives of several people converge in a dystopian Los Angeles. Movie star Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson) plans his next film with the help of ambitious porn actress Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and troubled policeman Roland Taverner (Seann William Scott). Meanwhile, Marxist revolutionaries, greedy corporations and secretive government agencies pursue their separate agendas among a paranoid populace.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Curtis Armstrong, Joe Campana, Nora Dunn, Michele Durrett, Beth Grant

Director: Richard Kelly

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Cherry Road Films LLC

Keywords: Transformation, Los Angeles, Mother, Police officer, Mystery, Office, Offbeat, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    Delivers equal parts overwrought tedium and mind-bending beauty, spiked with brilliant throwaway images that more than make up for Kelly's heavy-handed hot-button pretensions. show more

  • 30
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    The English term "shambolic" best describes a slow-paced, bloated and self-indulgent picture that combines science fiction, sophomoric humor and grisly violence soaked in a music-video sensibility. show more

  • 63
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    To be clear: The odds are in favor of you hating it. I hated a lot of it when I saw a barely dry work-in-progress print, 163 minutes long, at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s 19 minutes shorter and better now, though “better” is relative when you’re dealing with a whatzahoozy such as this. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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