By: Sean McLaughlin
What happens when a group of bossy chicks take the law into their own hands when the legal avenues of justice fail them? The result is 2009’s Tomboys, directed by Australian Nathan Hill. While the idea of vigilante justice in cinema is nothing new (see the Death Wish series, and to a much lesser extent Death Sentence and Law Abiding Citizen), Hill’s spin on the end result is certainly noteworthy. And the fact that the cast of aggressors were all female, also, cannot be discounted. At once original and engaging, Tomboys nonetheless does fall into some cliche dramatic devices and tends to drag a bit too much for its own good.