Video Review

Romper Stomper

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Russell Crowe and Jacqueline Mckenzie

''We came to wreck everything and ruin your life,'' announces a skinhead at a wealthy man's door. Geoffrey Wright's evocatively crafted portrayal of neo-Nazi culture in Australia, where xenophobic skinheads are at war with the ''gooks,'' is both socially terrifying and cinematically mesmerizing. The question then arises: Is Romper Stomper on some level a glorification of neo-Nazism? C+

Originally posted Feb 11, 1994 Published in issue #209 Feb 11, 1994 Order article reprints

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