The Janitor

"OK"

The Janitor Review


In case the title hasn't tipped you off, The Janitor is a comedy. It's also a slasher flick, with our title hero carving up the ingrates at the office where he works.

The low-budget brainchild of directors TJ Nordaker and Andy Signore (Signore plays the janitor), the film gives us Kevin Smith-lookalike Signore as Lionel, a custodian who lives in the janitorial closet with his cohort, senior custodian Mr. Growbo (Bruce Cronander). When Lionel is crossed, Lionel gets angry, and when Lionel gets angry, there's a body count.

That's the basic story here, though the third act throws us a twist when Growbo steals Lionel's cush new job -- cleaning up at a sorority. The body count gets even higher, and there's a little gratuitous T&A action for those of you interested in such things.

As a comedy, The Janitor's brazen willingness to break every social convention makes it quite funny, though you won't be allowed to laugh out loud in the presence of your girlfriend. Headless/necrophiliac blow jobs, a man beaten to death with his own hand... this is comedy you don't even get on South Park. As a horror flick, The Janitor's low-budget roots shine through a little too clearly. It's shot on video, the acting is sub-par, and the special effects are nothing special. It's goofy bloodletting, and nothing more.

On DVD, the film offers what sounds like a commentary track, though everyone involved is nearly completely drunk. Other copious extras abound.



The Janitor

Facts and Figures

Run time: 92 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 28th December 2003

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

IMDB: 5.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Contactmusic


Links



Advertisement

New Movies

Julieta Movie Review

Julieta Movie Review

Iconic Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is back with another powerfully complex female-centred drama, along the...

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Movie Review

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Movie Review

An astute satire of the pop music business, this raucous mock-documentary is consistently hilarious from...

War Dogs Movie Review

War Dogs Movie Review

Based on a rather astounding true story, this comedy-drama centres on two stoners who landed...

Swallows and Amazons Movie Review

Swallows and Amazons Movie Review

After a number of films, TV series and stage adaptations, Arthur Ransome's beloved 1930 novel...

David Brent: Life on the Road Movie Review

David Brent: Life on the Road Movie Review

The original BBC sitcom The Office ran for 14 episodes from 2001 to 2003, and...

The Childhood of a Leader Movie Review

The Childhood of a Leader Movie Review

Bold and intelligent, this dark drama is a challenging portrait of the making of an...

Pete's Dragon Movie Review

Pete's Dragon Movie Review

This hugely enjoyable adventure is a loose remake of the 1977 Disney hit that blended...

Advertisement
The Shallows Movie Review

The Shallows Movie Review

With a simple premise and plenty of visual style, Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) takes...

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Movie Review

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Movie Review

Watching this gross-out comedy, it's clear that the gifted cast and crew had a great...

Nerve Movie Review

Nerve Movie Review

With a premise that feels almost eerily current, this stylish thriller revolves around a phone...

The Carer Movie Review

The Carer Movie Review

Brian Cox gets the role of a lifetime in this warm comedy about living life...

Born to Be Blue Movie Review

Born to Be Blue Movie Review

Writer-director Robert Budreau takes a stylised approach to this biopic of the legendary jazz artist...

Jason Bourne Movie Review

Jason Bourne Movie Review

It's been nine years since Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass collaborated on The Bourne Ultimatum,...

The Commune [Kollektivet] Movie Review

The Commune [Kollektivet] Movie Review

Veteran Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, The Hunt) returns to a smaller homegrown story after...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.