Bellflower Reviews

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
Girls, be careful how you break up with a guy who owns his own flamethrower.
Richard Haridy
Quickflix
November 25, 2013
Glodell's debut is undoubtedly an immature work but it's such a genuine and energetic achievement that the flaws ultimately don't matter. Bellflower is an amazing mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Bellflower is an all around great movie that benefits from excellent filmmaking and gorgeous cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Mark Zhuravsky
The Playlist
March 14, 2013
A turbo-charged indictment of male adolescent fantasy and a biting critique of misplaced machismo. A burnt-out, bloody, brave debut, Bellflower rides the fallout from a relationship to a stomach-churning conclusion...or does it?
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
October 2, 2012
Bellflower is a visual spectacle of independent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012
An artistic celebration of the extremes in life but, without anything in between, most everyone is reduced to an unrelatable outline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 7, 2012
A "promising" debut rather than an "exciting" debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
November 28, 2011
A surprising film all around, not just because of its far-out plot twists and distinctive DIY look, but because it illuminates a highly-charged part of the modern male psyche and the restlessness of a very specific kind of young adult.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
November 25, 2011
The movie is about things that seem awesome in the abstract turning terrible up close, because life (and love, and violence) cannot always be awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 25, 2011
reminds me of that infamous photo by Andres Serrano of a crucifix submerged in a golden, rosy liquid ...
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 24, 2011
Made for $17,000 and worth about seventeen cents. Mumblecore for the first half, incoherent violent imagery in the second half. Doesn't anybody making movies nowadays understand the need for compelling characters, a lesson lost on mumblecore makers.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 5, 2011
The beauty of this picture is that it's impossible to predict where it's going to lead from scene to scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 4, 2011
"Bellflower" is your typical boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-builds-flamethrower-equipped-car kind of story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 30, 2011
Hey dude, this low-budget pic sucks big time!
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 27, 2011
It seems to be a cross between an experimental art film and a grindhouse movie, comparing favorably to some similarly-themed mainstream movies such as 'Grindhouse.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Nordine
Reverse Shot
October 25, 2011
At first appearing youthfully na´ve, Bellflower would, by film's end, be more accurately described as almost hopelessly disenchanted.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 30, 2011
College-aged but without college, friends find solace in Mad Max and alcohol
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
September 30, 2011
It does appear to be the kind of movie people either love or hate. Either way, it gets under your skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
September 30, 2011
Bellflower revs the engine of an exciting new maverick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 25, 2011
May be arresting, but not necessarily in a pleasant or significant way.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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