Natural Born Killers ★★★½

NATURAL BORN KILLERS (18)
D: Oliver Stone
Warner Bros./Regency/Ixtlan (Jane Hamsher, Don Murphy & Clayton Townsend)
US 1994
120 mins
 
Crime/Drama
 
W: David Veloz, Richard Rutowski & Oliver Stone [story by Quentin Tarantino]
DP: Robert Richardson 
Ed: Hank Corwin & Brian Berdan
Mus: Trent Reznor
 
Woody Harrelson (Mickey Knox), Juliette Lewis (Mallory Knox), Robert Downey, Jr. (Wayne Gale), Tommy Lee Jones (Warden Dwight McClusky), Tom Sizemore (Det. Jack Scagnetti), Rodney Dangerfield (Ed Wilson)
 
Following his "Vietnam trilogy", Oliver Stone turned his attention to dissecting the media and its sensibilities, especially concerning the glorification of the violence serial killers leave in their wake. 
The plot concerns Mickey and Mallory Knox, a married couple who go on a killing spree, not dissimilar to the Starkweather homicides of the 1960's, and the media circus which follows them after their subsequent arrests and incarceration. 
The deliberate in-jokey style of the film might detract from the Quentin Tarantino-penned story, but it will remain one of them films which scar rather than entertain. Even if it's not enjoyed, it will be impossible to forget.
7/10