Araki’s the kind of director you’ll either love or hate- he’s from the John Waters school of crudity and sexual morality. When Araki’s good he’ll make a gem of a movie, see The Doom Generation, Kaboom and Mysterious Skin, but this isn’t up to those standards. It’s lacking the wit and biting tongue of an Amy Blue, for example. It’s watchable without being anything more. Oh, and Kelly McDonald is wildly miscast as Mike.
Marks out of ten – Six
The most watchable and enjoyable of Araki’s film since the cult classic The Doom Generation. Whilst Kaboom never reaches TDG “heights” it’s a spirited enough attempt by Araki to rediscover his more anarchistic and destructive filmmaking talent. Naturally, being an Araki movie, plot and acting aren’t given too much thought, but pure excitement, spiky dialogue and aesthetic mayhem are. If that’s your kind of thing then give it a go…Or if you just like a lot of fucking and sex jokes in your cinematic experience do it!
Marks out of ten – Seven