• Released
  • January 28, 2011
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
  • 7 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A sexually ambivalent college student (Thomas Dekker) makes a terrifying discovery.

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80

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
It's all goofy stuff, played for laughs, but it's clear we've been catapulted into a world where things are not quite right.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Araki constructs the hot-blooded Kaboom as a high-wire act without a safety net. Go with it.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
A film with enough sexy one-liners to tempt Mae West from the grave.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Kaboom lets Araki play with carnality as opposed to cautioning against it.
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Kaboom's one-liners are snappy, knowing, and unexpected.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The meaning - and irony - of Kaboom's title doesn't become clear until a beat or two before the end credits roll, and even then it's hard...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie has been cast, designed, clothed, scored and edited to the bleeding edge of hip, but it hasn't exactly been written.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The good-natured cast helps distract from a barely sketched plot and outrageously cheap production values.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Call it "The Doom Generation II." Gregg Araki's Kaboom returns to the trippy ways of his 1995 erotic head trip.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
For the most part, it's fairly pleasant and interesting enough to be there.
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