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Good For Nothing (2011)

Cohen Holloway , Inge Rademeyer , Mike Wallis  |  R |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Cohen Holloway, Inge Rademeyer
  • Directors: Mike Wallis
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Screen Media Films
  • DVD Release Date: March 27, 2012
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,040 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In this gritty and entertaining Western, a young English woman is kidnapped by a savage outlaw. With a posse hot on the chase, the duo will have to attempt to survive the brutal landscape of the Old West together. Packed with action and humor, Good for Nothing, is a critically-acclaimed Western that will have you holding on to your hat!

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This movie has the elements and magic of a classic John Wayne movie. Directed by Mike Wallis, this kiwi western, filmed in the heart of New Zealand, is a wonderful film. The acting and setting of the movie is highly realistic, a great homage to the original western movies. Cohen Holloway and Inge Rademeyer make a wonderful acting duo, complimenting each other in their acting styles. The movie shows some great scenery which looks like the real unspoiled Old West. Another great element brought to this movie is the wonderful score, written by John Psathas. The music ties together the movie in a great way making Good for Nothing an instant classic.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MY MOTHER SHOOTS BETTER THAN THAT, GRINGO July 16, 2012
The film opens with some beautiful scenery and music. It lulls you into believing this is going to be a classic western.

A British woman (Inge Rademeyer) travels out west to live with her uncle. In route she is kidnapped by a quiet gun slinging murdering cowboy (Cohen Holloway) who attempts to rape her, but realizes he is not functional. The cowboy drags her around the countryside seeking a cure for his "broken" manhood.

Our woman who is refined and educated provides a stark contrast to the overly stereotyped slow talking dim witted cowboys. As the two characters get to know each other we expect the predictable Stockholm Syndrome to set in when things take a slight twist. It is an interesting and unconventional western. It has action, drama, and humor. Clever, but not spectacular.

PARENTAL GUIDE: No f-bombs, no sex, rape-like scenes, male rear nudity (Cohen Holloway)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Black Comedy Like They Used To Make It July 14, 2013
I really liked this film but I'm a geezer and I loved the great black comedies that have sadly gone out of style: the Alec Guinness films of the early 1950s, "Dr. Strangelove," "Catch 22," "Being There" and the all-time champ "The Loved One."

A black comedy takes realistic situations (the opening scenes lull you into believing this will be a classic Western) and realistic characters and stretches them to absurd conclusions. Some of the reviewers here show they tried to take this film as a serious "High Noon" type of western and dissed it because it wasn't: "There's not enough words" (there were exactly enough).

Look: The gunfighter (Cohen Holloway) kidnaps the pretty Englishwoman (Inge Rademeyer) and takes her out on the prairie to rape her. He tries but he can't get it up. THAT scene right there should have been your signal because it set the tone for the whole rest of the movie. So, dragging her along, he begins a quest to find a cure (for you younger viewers, Viagra didn't come along until more than 100 years later), consulting MDs, Chinese herbal doctors, an Indian medicine man, all the while being pursued by a very inept posse with a leader so dumb he shoots his scout ("I said I was a scout. I didn't say I was any good at it.") and the posse then becomes hopelessly lost.

The final big gunfight between the gunfighter (who has by now won the sympathy of both Inge and the audience) and the posse members (who, after rescuing the girl now want to rape her) hits a hilarious snag when all of the participants run out of ammunition at exactly the same time.

It's black comedy, people, and a very good one! Even Larry McMurtry didn't have the guts to tackle ED on the Frontier! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much more realistic than most westerns July 21, 2013
Nitty Gritty down to earth western showing more realism then the standard western. The real west was a place of drifters and confidence men who really couldn't shoot straight. Yellow teeth and poor physical hygiene were much more the case for most of the west. The gun fights were well done with more misses then hits, the gritty reality of how women could be treated if found alone and unprotected, all on display in this movie, even the hero leaves a lot to be desired when compared to even a western like Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven". this is the best western since "Appaloosa". Definitely a must see for fans who prefer a realistic rendering of Old West conditions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for Nothing DVD December 16, 2012
By Roger
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This movie is well made with good actors. The locations & scenery are interesting. I will recommend this video to others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great film October 26, 2012
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It was a low budget film done in New Zeland (i think) With the low budget there were some things that did not measure up to hollywood mega films but. It was extremely well done and not overly verbose. The humor was subtle. I loved it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By D Sapp
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I read the review quotes on the cover-art of this DVD and laughed... they were either bland or outlandish... even comparing it to "Unforgiven".

The second that the movie ended, I literally said "wow". And immdiately it is obvious, the dialogue, acting, seriousness, tone, musical score, scenery, realism, originality and more, were ON-PAR, if not above almost any western I can think of... even, (gasp) Unforgiven.

I was drawn in to the professionalism of the production... atention to every detail was given, cinematography and locations shot were amazingly beautiful yet harsly barren, the characters were impeckable, the sincerety, drama, details, everything. This movie really brings home the true dangers of those lawless times. Everything in this movie is not only believable, but draws you in, and puts you right there with the characters. This is REALISM at it's best.

I applaud the producers and directors for making a modern day western that isn't a hollywood shootem'up, or re-hash of a half-popular old western. This movie will have your heart pounding, leave your jaw dropped, and put tears in your eyes. There is suspense and surprises all along the way. Well done, casual pace, but not a single boring moment. THIS is how I envision the wild west must have really been like.

This should be a western everyone should see.. I know you will be impressed... too bad this didn't have a marketing budget for the big screen... then again, I know what big money does to westerns, so I'm glad the production was left alone. It's AWSOME! A++++
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good For Nothing
I thought this movie would be Good For Nothing but it turned out ta be a watchful movie. I wasn't real familiar with the actors but I thought they did a good job. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Dakota Springs
1.0 out of 5 stars Pana Hema Taylor
bought this for Pana -- he is barely in it and even when he is he is hiding behind a curtain of high up on the roof. the move itself was ok -- nothing special
Published 17 days ago by Luna
4.0 out of 5 stars Movie Mania
This movie is unusual. The ending was not what one would expect which is a good thing. It was different.
Published 21 days ago by movie buff
4.0 out of 5 stars Good For Nothing
A good film for western buffs! The landscape, acting, and plot keeps you glued to the tube through out the film!
Published 23 days ago by Doug
1.0 out of 5 stars GOOD FOR NOTHING
This movie lives up to it's name GOOD FOR NOTHING.The plot to the movie were not interesting, nor were they of a good quality made western.
Published 2 months ago by cynthia fraley
2.0 out of 5 stars The title is a good one
I could not recommend this film to be seen. to violent and abusive to the woman in the film. the only good part of the film is that the bad guy becomes the a good guy in the end. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Charles Geary
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as expected
I have already rated this DVD. Why am I asked again? I do not wish to rate this DVD again. Please don't ask again as it was not as expected'
Published 2 months ago by Louis Roesch
2.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Title
I'll admit, I'm not a fan of Westerns overall, but I really do like films such as "Jeremiah Johnson. Read more
Published 2 months ago by KIRK A RADECK
4.0 out of 5 stars Serious with an overtone of funny!
This movie was an unexpected surprise. I assumed it was going to suck but I actually liked it a lot and it will now go in the books as one of my favorite westerns.
Published 3 months ago by John A. Shields
4.0 out of 5 stars not a bad movie
Not a great movie, but not bad. Not like the actors had to say much in the way of lines. I guess If you have nothing else to do, it might be a good movie to fall asleep to.
Published 7 months ago by Antonio Goulart
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