10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Sensational, not sensationalist!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Bully [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
If you've decided to check out this film for its supposedly gratuitous scenes of sex and violence... Well, there are sex scenes (a couple in quick succession at the very beginning) and there is some violence. But are the sex scenes a turn-on? Are the violent scenes the typically comic (some might say "cartoon") violence we've come to expect from Hollywood? Well, to the 1st question I would have to say, "Er... One was, in parts...!" and to the 2nd, "Nope. Absolutely not." The sex scenes are as arbitrary as the relationships & lives of the characters, the violence isn't savoured, it's in your face then gone. This film isn't an easy ride, it doesn't conform & it won't let you enjoy it without making you think about it. I was genuinely moved by the performances, particularly Brad Renfro as the Bully's victim. Not a "popcorn & buddies" kind of film, but one I recommend watching more than once.