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Havoc

9 Ratings: 0.3
A movie directed by Barbara Kopple

   Acclaimed director Barbara Kopple's (HARLAN COUNTY, USA) feature stars Anne Hathaway as Allison, a rich teenager who runs riot in Los Angeles after a mixture of boredom and rebellion leads her to a likeminded gang with trouble in mind. … see full wiki

Director: Barbara Kopple
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror
Release Date: August 17, 2007, January 1, 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
7 reviews about Havoc
review by . August 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I just watched this movie last night and I cannot recall the last time my mouth was gaped for such a long period of time.  My jaw being ajar wasn’t due to the fact that I was so taken by the story.  I was in disarray due to how unintentionally hilarious the film was.       I will keep plot description to a minimum; Anne Hathaway plays Allison a spoiled, stuck up, privileged and “wannabe thug”.  She runs the streets with all her poser white …
review by . February 08, 2009
Set in a multitude of locations across the globe and covering several periods in history, this is a fast moving quasi-historical thriller which begins at the Hindenburg disaster, but backtracks to the time of Alexander the Great, the ancient Egyptians and even Homer's Odyssey, before arriving at its exciting but improbable conclusion.     Our story begins aboard the Hindenburg with a certain Mr. Chester Bowie being in possession of a safe with contents so valuable that he is …
review by . October 30, 2006
If "Havoc" was Anne Hathaway's "all grown-up" vehicle, she needs to check the engine. Hathaway heads up a cast of almost starlets such as Bijou Phillips and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in this drivel. Hathaway and her friends, the "PLC" as they call themselves, are products of upper-class Palisades in California. Bored with their seemingly bland lives, they adopt the "gangsta" mentality of the rappers they listen to and idolize. In truth, they're nothing but a bunch of unlikeable, snot-nosed posers. We've …
review by . June 03, 2006
While watching this film last night, the first thing that came to mind was, "Wow, these kids sure are fake." In many initial reviews, this movie was derided as being a joke. It was either hearing about the various nude scenes of Anne Hathaway or a bunch of white kids trying to act black, and doing it poorly.    I said that that "Fake" was the first thing that came to mind, because we are immediately presented with this group of rich white kids acting like they are black. However, …
review by . April 02, 2006
Pros: Anne Hathaway’s performance     Cons: Wholly predictable.      The Bottom Line: When all was said and done Havoc said little about the plight of the privileged white suburban teen that Oprah has not done a show on time and again.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. The movie Havoc (2005) starts out with rich white teenagers cursing, ruminating about the beauty of Black culture and fighting …
review by . January 22, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Decent performances     Cons: Crappy script, stereotypes, unblievable characters and situations.     The Bottom Line: While it tries to say something substantial about today's teens, it only reinforces the idea that some kids need a good spanking.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Before watching Havoc, I was in the dark. I had been wearing blinders my entire life. I had been living in a …
review by . December 05, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
If there is some justice to misjudging investments in movies, then the fact that this film went directly to DVD despite the presence of a crew that includes some impressive names is notable. Writer Stephen Gaghan ('Traffic', 'Rules of Engagement', 'Syriana', etc) has composed a contrived script about rich, bored, Hip Hop imitating, unmotivated teenagers trying to spice up their insignificant lives by treading into the East LA 'danger zone', an experience from which they learn nothing about cross …
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