February 11, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

Romper Stomper

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
93 minutes
performer
Russell Crowe, Jacqueline Mckenzie
director
Geoffrey Wright
author
Geoffrey Wright
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

”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+

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