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      Idiot Box

      1996 1h 23m Comedy List
      Reviews 72% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Kev (Ben Mendelsohn) and Mick (Jeremy Sims) are bored, reckless young men living in Australian suburbia. They spend their days drinking, with Mick trying to hit on liquor store cashier Lani (Robyn Loau) and Kev mistreating his girlfriend. They decide to pull a bank heist, but as they plan, a more professional ring of crooks knocks off their intended target. Unfortunately, Mick and Kev arrive at the scene just in time to run into detectives Eric (Graeme Blundell) and Leanne (Deborah Kennedy). Read More Read Less

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Film Threat Rated: 2/5 May 6, 2005 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile Idiot Box is actually a Tarantino-esque, but Australian as all getout, tragi-comedy in which David Caesar speaks his (until now stifled) cinematic language of choice. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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      harsh c No likeable characters, not funny, not serious, not worth watching. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member More tragedy than black comedy, but a good Aussie example of the genre. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Considering that this movie boasts the talents of Ben Mendelsohn, Jeremy Sims, John Polson, Susie Porter and many other well known Australian actors, I expected more. A dark comedy about two bored unemployed friends, Kev and Mick, had some great moments but was way too predictable. The scene where Kev and Mick rob the guy in the koala outfit is absolutely priceless though! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent movie. Slightly dated direction, editing, and soundtrack, but excellent acting from all involved. Slightly absurdist, slightly existential, and very Australian. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Hilarious and gritty. A classic (and under-rated). Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie straight from Australia follows two friends who dont work and more or less cause trouble almost like the Aussie beavis and butthead but this movie isn't a comedy its a gritty drama when the two of them sick of watching crime movies all day decide to commit a crime of there own and rob a bank of course all doesn't always go as planned in films like this and it leads them both to a very tragic conclusion . Overall this isn't a bad movie by any means but its gonna take a certain taste to wanna sit threw it i enjoyed it but just wouldn't recommend it to just anyone Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Kev (Ben Mendelsohn) and Mick (Jeremy Sims) are bored, reckless young men living in Australian suburbia. They spend their days drinking, with Mick trying to hit on liquor store cashier Lani (Robyn Loau) and Kev mistreating his girlfriend. They decide to pull a bank heist, but as they plan, a more professional ring of crooks knocks off their intended target. Unfortunately, Mick and Kev arrive at the scene just in time to run into detectives Eric (Graeme Blundell) and Leanne (Deborah Kennedy).
      Director
      David Caesar
      Producer
      Glenys Rowe
      Screenwriter
      David Caesar
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 2, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 23m
      Sound Mix
      Surround