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Kaboom (2011)



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"Kaboom" is a hyper-stylized "Twin Peaks" for the Coachella Generation, featuring a gorgeous young cast. A wild, witty and sex-drenched horror-comedy thriller, it is the story of Smith, an ambisexual 18-year-old college freshman who stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic Southern California seaside town.

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Nicole LaLiberte
as La Fille Rousse
James Duval
as Le Messie
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Critic Reviews for Kaboom

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (34)

This is a wild movie in a Lynch-lite mode.

June 12, 2011 | Full Review…

A very peculiar campus comedy in which the students seem to have abandoned any pretence of intellectual endeavour for a non-stop merry-go-round of bed-hopping.

June 10, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Two very different films have been mashed up in Kaboom...

June 10, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Watching films whose characters spend much of their time staring at computer screens or waking up from dreams is a bit of a drag.

June 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Kaboom also resembles nothing so much as an episode of Scooby Doo without the dog, and with an awful lot of penetrative sex.

June 9, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Bright and intoxicating, but too cluttered to be placed alongside the director's best.

June 9, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kaboom


A disjointed film in which everything seems painfully arbitrary and with no sense of purpose, suffering from an unfocused script, a clumsy direction and an expository last scene - and it isn't funny as a hipster comedy nor intriguing enough as a mystery as it wants to be.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Kaboom is a schizophrenic melding of two different films. It presents a mildly entertaining, bizarro apocalyptic fable that is buried under a lot of drek. What a shame that everything is ultimately explained in a hastily executed wrap up in the last 10 minutes. The explosive streams of vernacular coming from the mouths of the entire cast is a recklessly spoken explosion of words meant to clarify what we've been watching. It renders the whole account as arbitrary and meaningless. I couldn't possibly do justice to the ridiculous conclusion. Perhaps the producers were running out of money and Araki had to quickly end this mess. I know you pretty much get what you deserve when you choose to watch a Gregg Araki flick, but good heavens, Kaboom is really out there, even for him. fastfilmreviews.wordpress.com

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer


Won't be for everyone, but I quite liked it. Visually pretty to look at with an attractive cast. The story is way out there, but anyone who's seen this director's work before knows what to expect - weirdness. If you like a conventional storyline or are homophobic, you're probably better to avoid this, but those who like something a little different may find this interesting.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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