Liman is a director with energy and like Limanís first feature, Swingers,
Go is infused with a charge of electric creativity. Liman
makes Go go. Goís
primary strength is its broad black comedy. When itís funny,
itís really funny. But thereís also a very nasty element of
harsh reality thatís not remotely funny and thatís a Go
component too, perhaps taking down the viewing experience a notch.
Not your typical Sunday dinner.
Once again Limanís camera
looks at the life of twenty-something young people searching for
themselves. This time around thereís plenty of drugs, some strange
cops, another trip to Las Vegas with hilarious results and some
Go would have worked much better for
me if I liked the characters. One by one they are almost without
redeeming qualities save Claire who at least shows signs of
integrity. At the same time I understand that these characters may
change. Perhaps the experiences of youth will build better people.
Letís hope so.
Framed in similar fashion to Pulp
Fiction, Go tells itís story from the various points of
view of its main characters with starting points repeated with each
This is a snappy DVD transfer that delivers
the goods with the same zip that moves the film along. Colors are
consistently strong, the image is never less than sharp. The Dolby
Digital 5:1 surround is lively with outstanding, quick bass
highlighting the terrific accompanying music.