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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this film totally exceeded my expectations
I'd never heard of this film and only watched it because there was nothing else on. It turned out to be the most entertaining film I've seen in ages. It walked the fine line between the believable and the ludicrous - and sometimes life's really like that!
Published on 30 April 2006 by Simon

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2.0 out of 5 stars A few good scenes in an otherwise stupid movie
A long (seems longer than 100 minutes), manic and extremely tedious movie about an extraordinarily obnoxious group of people who evidently are supposed to be funny but are only annoying. The most obnoxious actor and character by far is Desmond Askew as Simon, and his namesake middle segment - about four morons in Las Vegas - is the most irritating.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this film totally exceeded my expectations, 30 April 2006
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This review is from: Go [DVD] (DVD)
I'd never heard of this film and only watched it because there was nothing else on. It turned out to be the most entertaining film I've seen in ages. It walked the fine line between the believable and the ludicrous - and sometimes life's really like that!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Worth A Look, 16 Sep 2001
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This review is from: Go [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
This film combines modern filmmaking techniques only previously used by the likes of Quentin Tarantino. True it is similar to Tarantino's 1994 film 'Pulp Fiction', yet the only comparison being the "short story" method employed in both, and the razor sharp characters. I watched this film without prior knowledge, and admittedly was sceptical, and was pleasantly surprised.
Watching this film is a roller coaster ride, with the same weekend told from the viewpoint of various different characters in the film. Whether it is Ronna and her first attempt at drug dealing, the exploits of Simon (who makes a surprisingly good transition from the school yard of Grange Hill) and his friends in Las Vegas or the story behind Adam & Zack, and why they really went to Ronna in the first place.
All three storylines culminate into a believable ending and everything is brilliantly crafted together by director Doug Lyman (Swingers). Overall if you enjoy hip films featuring a young and vibrant cast then 'Go' see this film (credit to box for that pun).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A typical 24 hours in LA, 3 Mar 2001
This review is from: Go [VHS] [1999] (VHS Tape)
This movie is absolutely brilliant. I would say its layout is original if it werent for Pulp Fiction, which it gets compared to constantly. I suppose its a soft-core Pulp Fiction! Take one eighteen-year old,sulky, skint supermarket cashier named Ronna, thrown in a stoner friend-Mannie, a concerned friend-Claire, an angry drug dealer, some chewable aspirin and a drugs bust and you have the first story. She faces the choice of either being evicted or dealing drugs to get some money- but everything seems to go wrong. This is undoubtedly the best of the three mini-tales. Apparently this was originally a short with just Ronnas tale, the other two were added later, and it shows because Ronnas story is just a teensy bit better than the others. Sarah Polley is alternately nice and bitchy as hard girl Ronna- but you still end up loving her. Katie Holmes' Claire is just a slightly more badass version of Joey- can she PLAY any other type of character? And Scream 2 killer Timothy Olyphant is suitably scary, funny and horny as drug dealer Todd. The second story revolves around Simon, an English guy going for a weekend in Vegas with some mates. This story involves group sex, tantric sexuality, a strip joint, a sexy red car, a car chase and Simon running through the hotel butt naked. Simon is the daft stoner who is ALWAYS getting himself and his friends into bother and he suceeds big time, managing to piss off half Las Vegas in the space of a few hours! This story will having you crying with laughter and falling off your seat with anticipation. Simon is loveable and dorky, and you can't help laughing at his stupid remarks and antics. The third story revolves around Adam and Zack, a pair of sexy gay actors who try to bust Ronna in order to get out of a charge themselves. However the cop they are working for, Burke, keeps hitting on them for some reason (cue lots of rather amusing comments and looks). They whinge and bitch at each other for a while and then they get involved in a 'little accident'. This story is the least active but it makes up for it in the amusement stakes. Jay Mohr (Zack) and Scott Wolf (Adam) hit it off so well its easy to believe they actually ARE gay lovers and they both have their funny little ways of getting laughs- Adam by being a downright sissy and Zack by being a bit mean and able to reduce people to heaps with a droll look. And of course both of them, scream like- well women. Go is confusing the first time you watch it, the second time around, it rocks. Throw in a brilliant soundtrack, a bunch of charismatic sexy young things and a real 'culty' feel and you have a totally unmissable independant movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing from start to finish, 6 Feb 2001
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This review is from: Go [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
I saw the trailer. So then I saw the movie. It is definetly up there in my top movies of all time, just managing to rival American Beauty. I won't spoil the experience - you must view it for yourself. Take a look at Amazons review - it pretty much sums it up. What they haven't said, though, is that it rivals Pulp Fiction and any thing else in the genre. It's the sort of film that you can enjoy the shock first time, but it needs a good second viewing to get the whole picture, maybe even a third. Anyway, it doesn't matter - you'll be tempted to slot it into your VCR time and time again. No doubt... A good strong, well casted actors/actresses with a sometimes confusing script but an amazing plot. Tons of action, drugs, sexuality... and enjoyment! Miss it at your peril - you have to surpass all problems to view it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars overlooked - worth a watch, 29 Nov 2005
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This review is from: Go [DVD] (DVD)
Go is set over Christmas Eve and is based one young woman trying to pay her rent. The magic of this film is its style it tells a bit more of the story from the points of view of the people that she interacts with, similar in a way to that of Pulp Fiction.
All in all it’s a good move to sit down and watch possibly suited to a more younger audience due to subject matter. This is kind of a teen film but with substance and a grittier harder feel. It also feels a lot better put together than your average teen flick. This isn’t going to be a classic and it does seem to be overlooked quite a bit but defiantly worth a watch in my opinion it won’t change your life but should entertain you for the duration.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top film but effortless transfer, 11 Aug 2009
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Go! A hidden gem if ever there was one. It's been compared to Pulp fiction because of the way it works but although the mechanism is roughly the same the content is totally different.
It follows the parallel story's of the characters, one at a time - Ronna, Simon and Adam+Zack. All stories are well told and gel together extremely well. Extremely humourous (Simon in particular) with a great soundtrack too.

The transfer isn't brilliant (so I drop a star). Unfortunatley, I gave the DVD away before doing a straight compare this time sorry. The Sony pictures back catalogue is pooring out on Blu-ray at the moment but I'm not convinced they are spending too much time on using the BD muscle. The picture is better than DVD, no doubt but it's not what we are seeing on other transfers.
We have a True HD soundtrack but again, it's not much above the DD version.

Languages: English, French and German, TrueHD
Subs: English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish and Turkish
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GO watch this movie, 17 Oct 2005
This review is from: Go [DVD] (DVD)
Go is one of those movies that seems to have fallen through the cracks. A great cast, fast paced, hip, and funny as hell. It may not be schindlers list, but for an all around fun movie this one can't miss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Go Get, 29 Nov 2009
This review is from: Go [DVD] (DVD)
Those who relish the narrative style and humour of Pulp Fiction ought not overlook Go, Doug Liman's less well-known effort from just a few years later. Although ultimately unable to match Tarantino's celebrated narrative verve, budget, and overall flair for casting, upon re-viewing a decade later Go is still very watchable. Along with The Bourne Identity this is arguably the director's best film, out of a career that has also produced the potboiler Mr & Mrs Smith, such deeply guilty pleasures as Jumper and his very well-regarded debut Swingers. I know many have a warm spot for the latter. But I would turn to Go again more readily, it being unassuming, unpredictable - and made outside the demands of a commercial franchise.

Based around the experiences of associated Californian characters which include participants of a drugs deal that goes wrong, and set deftly over a 24 hour period, Go features three stories, each shot through with varying degrees of black humour and irony. In the first, Ronna Martin (Sarah Polley), a supermarket checkout worker threatened with eviction from her apartment, starts the plot ball rolling with an attempt to score some Ecstasy as a one-off to raise some cash. Her regular supplier is off on a trip to Las Vegas, so she takes the chance to bargain direct with dealer Todd Gaines (a splendid Timothy Olyphant). In second strand, entitled `Simon', we see Ronna's supplier and co-worker (Desmond Askew) on his trip to Vegas and the outrageous events that occur there, and then back home. The third part,`Adam & Zeck', is about two gay TV actors, inveigled by the police to help with a drugs bust. The last part of the film brings much of what has happened together to form a conclusion.

There's much to admire in a film with so many well handled competing elements as Go; it would have been easy for the script to have taken itself too seriously or simply lose focus as incident follows incident, with 10 important characters to keep track of. Instead, spurred perhaps by a relatively short running time, Liman's film shows a sure touch throughout - right from the opening moments, where the viewer's ears and eyes are caught by a notable jump cut taking us straight from Columbia's logo into the rave scene which forms a central scene of the movie.

Although the cast were largely unknowns and largely drawn from a TV background, (the film was apparently planned for release as an independent production before being picked up by a large studio), the performances are generally good. An exception is Desmond Askew (Simon Baines). The English actor, better known to local audiences as a member of UK TV's Grange Hill, is uneven, especially in his early scenes, although he improves and it is not enough to throw the film off balance. Some have even found his manner ultimately adds to the believability of his character, while he certainly contributes to some of the movie's funniest moments. Many of the others are added by William Fichtner, playing a drugs cop with peculiar designs on Adam and Zack, who's first threatening, then creepy, and finally absurd. In fact it is the relative obscurity of many of the cast that adds to the freshness. While the plot is hardly original, there is no sense of staleness with several laugh-out-loud moments, at least once away from the dark irony of the opening segment. Writer John August's (a regular Tim Burton collaborator, incidentally) sure touch keeps things moving along in a fashion which only occasionally loses its way - for instance, its not clear why Ronna's friend Claire suddenly finds the drug dealer attractive - while making its inspiration clear with a diner scene a la Pulp Fiction, and some moments of Taratino-esque dialogue.

The obvious derivations of Go, together with some knowing pop in-references, as well as perceived character underwriting, have been enough to garner less appreciative responses from some viewers. But taking all these factors on board, and even with the somewhat hackneyed drugs-deal-gone-bad story at its heart, it remains very likeable, while the story's unpredictability mean it is never stale and frequently very amusing. I recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great film, poor extras., 18 Feb 2001
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This review is from: Go [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
I love the film, it's just as entertaining on the small screen as it was on the big - but the extra features on this DVD are disappointing, somewhat boring. If the extras are an important influence when you're deciding what to buy, I'd bear in mind that the deleted scenes, featurette and commentary are not as interesting as they sound.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly different, 7 Feb 2001
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This review is from: Go [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
This film drew me into its little world right from the start. It had a refreshingly new way of delivering a story to the viewer, it kept me interested from start to finish.
There were quite a few twists and turns as you learn more about the charachters and how they fit into the grander scheme of things.
If you are looking for something slightly different, try this.
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