Video Review

Red Surf

MPAA Rating: R

Details Movie Rated: R; With: George Clooney

Surfer-punk turned drug dealer George Clooney leads his pals against the barrio homeboys for one last score in Red Surf. For most of the running time, this is a surprisingly engrossing crime drama, centering on a smalltime Scarface who's sympathetic but by no means glorified: It's an ugly, believable picture. But the filmmakers end with a ridiculous vigilante shootout that blows away any meaning they have built up. What's left is just a B film with pretensions. C-

Originally posted Sep 21, 1990 Published in issue #32 Sep 21, 1990 Order article reprints

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