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Blue Iguana

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Crime comedy is noisy, vulgar, confusing, and violent.

Movie NR 2018 100 minutes
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Yet another in a long series of tenth-rate Tarantino knockoffs, this wretched crime comedy is confusing, ugly, and noisy. And despite Rockwell's welcome presence, it doesn't have any worthwhile characters. Written and directed by Hadi Hajaig, Blue Iguana starts instantly with fast-paced chatter that has no rhythm. It simply bulldozes through scenes, the camera roving almost randomly, as characters pick on each other and swear at each other. Rockwell's Eddie has no character development, except to be like the chivalrous comic book characters he reads. More often than not, twittery music blares on the soundtrack, drowning out half of whatever dialogue might be worth listening to.

Because of this, the plot also quickly gets lost, and it's unclear what's actually happening or why. However, thanks to the horrifying makeup and costuming, it is fairly easy to tell the bad guys from the good guys: The bad guys' hair and clothing is far worse than the good guys' (though that isn't saying much). With all the jokes about toilet paper and smelly warehouse hideouts, you'd almost assume that Hajaig actually wants us to think his movie is a stink bomb.

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