Box art for Go (1999)

Go (1999)

action & adventure, comedy


A hip, edgy comedy in which the misadventures of a group of young people collide in L.A.'s racous underground scene.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    92%
  • Audience Score
    77%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
5 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Graphic sex and drug use -- a go for adults only.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this hip comedy with fun plot twists will interest teens, but it's meant for adult viewers. The plot revolves around drug use and graphic sexual situations and the film barely squeaks by with an R-rating. Characters are indifferent to each other's suffering. Two men accidentally hit someone with their car and drive away. They later return but only to hide the body.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about drug use and personal responsibility. Is drug use glamorized here? How? Are you shocked by some of the characters' actions?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    92%
    reviews counted: 26
    see all Go (1999) reviews
  • Audience

    77%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten:

- Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews, Sunday, October 29, 2006

Fresh: Supremely Entertaining!

- Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh:

- Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

"A weekend wasted is never a wasted weekend." 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. REVIEW "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.

- LorenzoVonMatterhorn, Friday, July 6, 2012

3 stars

Three interconnected stories, comic misadventures if you will, told in lively fashion. I liked it.

- ApeneckFletcher, Saturday, July 23, 2011

3 stars

A fun but eventually tiring thriller/comedy concerning a drug deal gone bad and the individuals who get tied up in the mess. This movie wants to give polite tips of the hat to classics like "Rashomon", "Pulp Fiction", and "Run Lola Run", but eventually you get the sense that it is being so derivative to the point of being unoriginal. It does have a cool late 90's vibe to it and the acting is uniformly terrific (William Fichtner comes in out of nowhere and steals the show), but after the scene shifts from Vegas to the two gay actors, it kind of comes to a grinding halt. Still possibly worth a view, but if you want the ultimate messed-up crime comedy tying in assorted people, stick with "Pulp Fiction".

- fb619846742, Wednesday, June 22, 2011