Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Kalifornia

Posted on

Kalifornia

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt, David Duchovny, Michelle Forbes
director:
Dominic Sena
author:
79408
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C-

Two ’90s Badlands types hitch a ride with a couple of too-hip art types (David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes) who are — wouldn’t you know it — doing a book about murder in America. While often pretentious (Pitt’s killer character is named Early Grayce, hoo boy!) and philosophically dubious, Kalifornia is absorbingly stylish; you’ve never seen crumbling Americana framed in shots so beautifully. Director Dominic Sena served his apprenticeship making music videos, which might explain how he could imagine a nowheresville redneck bar that has avant-garde rockers Pere Ubu on the jukebox.

Comments