Shaun’s review published on Letterboxd:
If you're going to lead people, you have to have somewhere to go. - motorcycle boy
There may have been a time in my life were I would have been proufoundly effected by Rumble Fish, say my teenage years. As it hones in on an empty life on the outskirts of society and manages to twist some nostalgic meaning out of it. The film is sharp just like the expressionistic and stark black and white cinematography that gleams off the screen.
Rumble fish seems to be a romantic quest to find your own identity, even in harsh or Barron environments. At moments it’s surreal, yet make sense in the context of its setting. It has many messages one of the more important being “don’t waste your time, while you still have it” and the rhythmic melancholic score only adds to that theme.