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Bloody Mama(1970)

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  • bloody mama

    • kevin sellers
    • 5/29/16

    A bloody bore. Just a buncha dumb, psychotic rednecks killing and abusing people, with no attempt at any kind of characterization beyond the one line description you'd "pitch" to a studio. (i.e. The Homosexual Son, The Crazed Drug Addict Son, The Sociopathic Son etc. etc.) The only member of the cast who even begins to suggest a believably complex human being is Diane Varsi as a whore without a heart of gold. Consequently, since everyone else is pretty much an R rated cartoon character, involvement in this movie depends to a large degree on the action scenes and most of them seem tired and formulaic, like "Bonnie And Clyde" scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor. That director Roger Corman regarded this awful mess as his favorite makes me question whether this guy was, as a film maker, anything more than a hack. Give it a C minus. P.S. Only time I can remember when Bruce Dern and Robert DeNiro were ordinary. You can lay this at Corman's feet as well.

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    • DON RILEY
    • 5/28/16

    At first look this appears to be a poor man's BONNIE & CLYDE. But on closer inspection it plays like one of those "real life" crime shows that are so big on cable today. There is absolutely nothing glamorous about this film. It portrays the Barker Family as a gang of degenerate criminals who steal and murder and have a lifestyle that in every way equals their actions . This is a Roger Corman film and I liked Shelly Winters, Diane Varsi and Robert DeNiro the best but the entire cast is solid, it includes Bruce Dern and Don Stroud. Nothing really stands out, there's nothing spectacular about it, the script, the editing the cinematography are all rather low budget. The acting I felt was very good, especially for the quality of the film on the whole. It plays somewhat like a "horror" movie. I still gave it four stars because I liked it, no so much for any of its qualities as a film.

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