Tank Girl (1995) - Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.

IMDB: 5.3
Director: Rachel Talalay
Stars: Lori Petty, Ice-T
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 22 out of 178 found boring (12.35%)

One-line Reviews (78)

I saw Tank Girl for the first time when it was somewhat new, and enjoyed it very much, I have now seen it many times, and it is just as great.

A cool alternative soundtrack adds some much needed oomph to proceedings, there are some surprisingly slick scenes of animation (that suggest that the whole thing would have worked far better as a feature length animated movie) and Naomi Watts is likable as Rebecca's nerdy side-kick Jet Girl (the actress looking great with dark hair), but it's nowhere near enough to prevent this film from being a tedious, virtually unwatchable mess.

Fun, and highly enjoyable .

The movie is incredibly fast-paced, the visuals are very there, and the story is entertaining at all points.

I give them credit for making it, because frankly, given the awfulness that often comes out of the Hollywood assembly line is so banal.

The story has a great concept but for me suffered from being too unevenly paced(mostly rushed) and predictable with many moments of dumbness, a couple of limply paced scenes such as the musical scene at the Rippers' base and a few too many moments where it steers off track.

As for me, I rated this movie somewhat high based on that I think it did what it promised to do - be a silly, entertaining comedy.

unwatchable trash,garbage,rubbish,dumps,horrible,terrible,clueless, pointless,boring,meaningless,purposeless,senseless,nonsensical,and inane.


I was bored out of my mind and was looking for distractions to do something else.

Neither film is high art but this one is simply more enjoyable (and I like both), so why the huge difference in ratings?

From Lori Petty's deliciously kick-ass heroine to the goofy comic book scene cuts to the partying kangaroo dudes -- this is one hip and entertaining movie.

I was kind of falling asleep in the theatre.

Even covered in oil and sweat and screaming her lungs out, she's entertaining enough to carry the day.

It is a film worth watching at least once, if you can find a copy.


Some people may consider these a detriment from the overall quality of the movie, while others will find them enjoyable and fun.

Tank Girl has now taken the crown as the worst movie I have ever seen away from Highlander 2.

Was it an enjoyable experience?

He seems doomed to play villains in sci fi movies that feature such tiresome protagonists that you end up rooting for him.

There seemed to me a lot of disjointed imagery and side events that confused the main focus of the movie.

It claims to be a silly movie about a comic book heroine that is merely trying to be entertaining - assuming one likes that genre in the first place.


But for some of us, was entertaining for 90 minutes or so.

Another thing that's missing from Tank Girl is an exciting adventure.

add some pretty bad performances, unfunny jokes and a boring plot, and you have a seriously awful movie.

The movie is a trip though and definitely entertaining.

I'm also giving it credit because it's a female superhero movie that actually is entertaining from beginning to end.

All in all a very enjoyable movie

Petty's grating grrl-power performance ensures that the opposite rings true: she is shrill, obnoxious and tiresome in the extreme.

Extremely tedious film with the visual results of the most recently raided prop department.

My favorite parts - The exploration of Ripper culture and their dance was compelling.

It has a great soundtrack that fits the film very well, lots of action, and a great sci-fi/fantasy plot with a little comedy thrown in, not to mention Lori Petty as Tank Girl makes the movie what it is, very enjoyable.

The props and outfits, plus entertaining dialogue makes up for it entirely.

Funny, weird and down right enjoyable to watch .

Maybe it's because I'm no fan of the comics (but if the comics are of the same "quality" as the movie, it's hard to believe there are any), but this has to be one of the worst movies ever made.

So let me just tell you, that movie respected the spirit of the book, the wackiness of the characters and therefore it deserve more than just a lousy 4.6, I don't ask for the moon, give a 5 or a 6 if you want, I just think it's a better than average movie, it's worth watching and enjoying it, and if you are not sure, check the comic first.

You have to wonder what possessed the producers to make such a derivative and dumb movie, filled with one-dimensional characters and no real plot amid the insanity.

Living on the edge and stealing water Tank Girl and her home is attacked taking her prisoner and the little girl, Sam, as well.

All in all, it's hard for me personally to come up with one valid reason for why I enjoyed it so much.

Tank Girl is an extremely enjoyable movie.

Take out the Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark-style truck sequence with Tank, and the entire middle is pretty boring.

Some cut-scenes show the comics this movie is adapted from and those scenes are intriguing those scenes are vivid glowing things- and when you think that its merely comic book art stills, y'know, motionless movie frames then compare it to the actual motion picture, its clear that the drawings are the best parts.

This is a highly entertaining and highly underrated film.

Total waste of time.

This movie did not feature any deep thinking, or any original ideas, and was simply meant to entertain us with snappy and sometimes "Off The Wall" one liners from the Tank Girl throughout, which gets old after a while.

If you are looking for something out of control and bonkers, then this could be right what you need to waste a little time.

Aided by a rocking soundtrack that runs the gamut from Beck to Stomp, Ice-T to Courtney Love, Bjork to Joan Jett, this fun flick should have adrenaline coursing through your system by them time the credits role.

It's so long and boring, it'll really make you wonder who the green-lighted this junk1/10If you ever see this movie on the shelves of a video store, it is your civic duty to try to harm it in any way possible.

The best performances however come from Naomi Watts and especially Malcolm McDowell who is over-the-top but in an enjoyable way.

One that I, for some reason, actually found pretty entertaining and funny.

Lori Petty is very sexy, but Tank Girl is pointless.

the plot was intense ,the story line easy to follow and the characters were some of the funniest that I have ever seen .

Please, don't waste your money.

The movie was really not very entertaining either and featured the typical cliché bad guys, who were, about as predictable as watching clock movement.

actually i'm Ice-T's biggest fan,but this role is brainless and pointless.

It has some OK action parts, but at times feels like a slow B grade science ficton movie.

It has everything one would look for in the worst movie of all time.

I have no idea what genius said, "Hey, this will be an entertaining movie!

This movie was very entertaining.

Trash comically bad the worst movie of all time 0/10 .

This movie is exactly what you want for kicking back and enjoying an evening: a fast-paced, engaging bit of semi-sci-fi which, surprisingly, really does achieve a few genuinely beautiful moments, especially the dust-shower scene (to Portishead's "Roads").

this movie is the worst movie of all time without a doubt.

this movie is a very fun and very entertaining movie.

There are few actual conversations, mostly confused monologues delivered to empty space; perhaps they're all too embarrased to make eye contact.

Non-existent plot, laughable acting, dumb dialogue...

The film feels so forced and contrived as well.

The worst movie I've seen in a very long time.


Overall, I wouldn't say this is a life changing film, but it is entertaining.


That's basically this film, a collection of plot points bridged together by pointless filler.

It's like a shot of adrenaline in a technicolor juice box, and is not to be missed.

Practically Unwatchable .

I've just seen it again, knowing that the film was awful, and I've enjoyed it a lot more.

The film is very fast-moving, bizarre and colorful, it's like Mad Max on speed whit tons of colorers and make-up.

Scattered, frantic, with unlikeable characters and an uninteresting plot.

What a waste of time this was when I saw it.