The Electric Commentary

Friday, October 15, 2004

The World Police, they live inside of my head...

This is the official opening weekend of Team America: World Police, the new movie by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It is almost sure to garner a lot of attention due to its over-the-top nature and graphic depictions of puppet sex.

I almost forgot Rotten Tomatoes! Holding at an 82 so far.

Colin Covert of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune gets it.

Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle doesn't get it.

Only 2.5 stars from Wesley Morris, of the Boston Globe, but...

An A- from the Dallas Star-Telegram's Robert Philpot

Peter Travers raves in Rolling Stone.

Ebert didn't like it. He couldn't pick up on a political persuasion (Parker and Stone are libertarians) and seems a bit confused.

You can decide for yourself whether or not Roeper is being sarcastic.

The New York Times critic A. O. Scott enjoyed it.

David Edelstein, the Slate's movie critic has a few reservations, but liked it overall. (Eugene Volokh has issues with his reservations)

Duane Dudek for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel gives it three stars.

Robert Elder of the Chicago Tribune, is luke warm on it.

I'll update as the day goes on.




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