Supposedly a look at the cutting edge of urban performance art at the time it was filmed, MONDO NEW YORK is an annoying showcase for performers who traffic almost entirely in cheap shock tactics. Such tactics date quickly, and this documentary already looked badly dated by the time it got
to theaters (its release was delayed by legal problems); by now, it's almost completely unwatchable.
MONDO NEW YORK was the brainchild of Stuart S. Shapiro, who created the genuinely entertaining and innovative cable series "Night Flight." But while it is well-photographed and recorded, the film sadly shows none of the taste that made the series so worthy. At its lowest point, ...