Teenage outcasts start a Gun Club, feel empowered and battle the law, only to lose like lil' Bonnies and Clydes (and they just wanted to help an old woman cross the road!). For all the brilliance of von Trier's Dogville, this comes across as a glorified treatment sketched on a hotel pad right before passing out one night, with its concept of teen violence (with nods to Columbine) and sexuality so revoltingly banal and underdeveloped as to border on the offensive. Vinterberg and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle dress up the dodo with colorful graphics and careful composition, but the actors appear lost (Bill Pullman takes the opportunity to ham it up as an obnoxious police officer). Simply dreadful.
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Year Released: 2005