Go

1999

Go

Critics Consensus

With its sharp dialogue and raucous visuals, Go entertains at an exhilarating pace.

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Eighteen-year-old Ronna (Sarah Polley), accompanied by reluctant partner-in-crime and fellow supermarket checkout clerk Claire, is desperately looking to score some rent money before she's evicted. Simon, an impulsive Brit, is driving a stolen car with buddy Marcus during a wild night of partying on the Las Vegas strip. Adam and Zack, a pair of TV stars, find themselves in the middle of a real-life drug sting-and a very creepy Christmas dinner. Where are we? Who are these people? Welcome to the edgy comedy GO, in which the outrageous misadventures of a group of young people collide in Los Angeles' raucous underground scene.

Cast

Desmond Askew
as Simon Baines
Katie Holmes
as Claire Montgomery
Sarah Polley
as Ronna Martin
Taye Diggs
as Marcus
J.E. Freeman
as Victor Sr.
Robert Peters
as Switterman
Timothy Olyphant
as Todd Gaines
Jimmy Shubert
as Victor Jr.
Jodi Bianca Wise
as Ballerina Girl
Suzanne Krull
as Stringy Haired Woman
Rita Bland
as Dancing Register Woman
Tony Denman
as Track Suit Guy
Scott Hass
as Raver Dude
Natasha Melnick
as Anorexic Girl
Manu Intiraymi
as Skate Punk Guy
Josh Paddock
as Spider Marine
Ken Kupstis
as Sports Car Man
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  • Apr 29, 2015
    In my mind, films from the 1990's almost have their own genre as to what material is explored throughout. Like today's day and age, the 90's had it's own feel. We have a lot of big blockbuster superhero films, and the 90's had a tons of teenage hangout pictures. "GO" puts a spin on that story and has a very Pulp Fiction-esque type of vibe as far as storytelling goes. For many more reasons than one, this is a much easier film to watch than "Pulp Ficton," as the fun element is cranked up to a million. Telling the same story over and over again through different perspectives can be a disaster waiting to happen, and while not every piece of the puzzle fit for me, they did about 90% of the time. "GO" is a very smart film that you do not need to think about very much, and those are two things that I think makes a film brilliant. "GO" is one of the rare films that has definite repeat value for me. Such a lovable little film. Highly recommended!
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2012
    <i>"A weekend wasted is never a wasted weekend."</i> Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life. <center><font size=+2 face="Century Schoolbook"><b><u>REVIEW</u></b></font></center> "Go" tells three separate stories linked together by a drug deal gone wrong. One concerns a first-time dealer hoping to secure rent money, another concerns a group of pals on a road trip to Vegas and the last concerns a gay couple coerced into co-operating with a sting operation. The narrative approach is similar to films like "Pulp Fiction", wherein multiple story lines contain some common element(s) and intersect at times throughout the film. John August's script uses this approach well and manages to tell a story that is clever and unpredictable. The direction by Doug Liman is also well-handled and shows some inventiveness without being overindulgent. Additionally, the soundtrack is skillfully assembled and fits the film's atmosphere perfectly. "Go" features a first rate cast of actors who ease nicely into their roles and slide into that fine balance between seriousness and humor that the screenplay establishes. In a similar way, the film itself glides fluidly between past and present, drawing, again like "Pulp Fiction" a giant narrative circumference around the action. It may take awhile for a viewer to capture the rhythms of the film, but, by sticking with it and following it along on its unorthodox course, that viewer will be handsomely rewarded.
    Lorenzo v Super Reviewer
  • Dec 25, 2011
    Pretty impressive for a Pulp Fiction rip-off, with a surprisingly strong cast (though certainly less recognizable at the time) and very energetic direction. All three point-of-view stories are interesting, funny, and well told. The interconnectedness throughout was also pretty well executed, making it a fun (though often stupid) ride.
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 07, 2011
    Go is a smart and edgy dark comedy that takes the audience on a wildly entertaining ride. Director Doug Liman makes some daring choices, including the use of an experimental narrative, to tell three separate but intersecting stories. And, the cast includes standout performances by Sarah Polley, William Fichtner, and Timothy Olyphant, all of whom brilliantly execute the sarcastic wit and dark humor of the film. Go is a high-energy, fast-paced adventure full of crazy hijinks and hilarious mayhem.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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