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God Bless America review

Bobcat Goldthwait's latest has a cuckoo premise

“When's the last time you had a real conversation?” asks Frank (Joel Murray) during a five-minute tirade against reality TV, the media and society at large.

Sick of the moronic masses, he flies into action mode with disillusioned teen Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr), popping caps in the skulls of middle-Americans he deems unfit to live.

It’s the kind of cuckoo premise that director Bobcat Goldthwait ( World’s Greatest Dad ) excels at but, after a bracingly dark opening (dead-baby alert!), GBA soon loses its edge, shying away from really testing Frank’s commitment to his outrageous mission.

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Joshua Winning

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.