Opening

64% The Maze Runner Sep 19
56% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
—— A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
92% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

13% No Good Deed $24.3M
73% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
36% The November Man $2.8M
33% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

68% The Equalizer Sep 26
69% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

—— Brickleberry: Season 3
—— The Mindy Project: Season 3
—— New Girl: Season 4

New Episodes Tonight

88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
83% Sons of Anarchy: Season 7

Discuss Last Night's Shows

71% Dallas: Season 3
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Bellflower Reviews

Page 1 of 5

In a cinematic climate where bland compromise is often the rule, Bellflower may be impressive simply for its unapologetic willingness to be so bile-raising and hateful.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 2.5/10

September 11, 2011
Devin Faraci
Badass Digest

Muddled, overlong, indulgent in uninteresting ways and eventually afraid to go any place provocative, Bellflower has only a cool car and a promise of future filmmaking from talented first timers.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

August 2, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Halfway through it occurs to us that writer-director Glodell is riffing on Charles Bukowski. Or Antonin Artaud or Daffy Duck. Who cares?

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 26, 2011
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

Straddling the madness of Nicolas Refn or Lars von Trier and the low-fi production values of Joe Swanberg, Bellflower proves those two things don't necessarily coexist well within the same movie.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5.5/10

August 3, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

After seeing about 20 minutes of "Bellflower," I wrote the following on my notepad: "What is this about? Anything?"

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

September 2, 2011
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat

The film wanders through the purgatory of romance and action.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 14, 2011
Bill Gibron
PopMatters

This is a movie made for fellow filmmakers, not audiences eager to be engaged or challenged. It's a love letter to itself, a statement of purpose preaching to the already converted.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 3/5

August 6, 2011
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

It's such early-20s melodrama, but in a way it fits perfectly into a world in which people are drunk all the time, grow hipster beards, and talk to each other like this: "Dude, what's up?" "Nothing, what's up? Dude."

Full Review Source: Washington City Paper

September 12, 2011
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Bellflower has some admirable qualities but just not enough.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

September 9, 2011
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A "promising" debut rather than an "exciting" debut.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

January 7, 2012
Matt Pais
RedEye

Isn't an examination of mid-20s invincibility so much as a demonstration of how risky it can be to give unemployed dumbasses access to flames and other weapons.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 2/4

September 15, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Hey dude, this low-budget pic sucks big time!

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

October 30, 2011
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

So determined to depict the emptiness within the two main characters, it has become the thing it portrays.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2/5

August 25, 2011
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com

the movie is so in love with itself that it's difficult to say where observation ends and revelry begins

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 18, 2011
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

A motion picture most viewers will probably find themselves admiring more than actually liking. It's well-made, yes, but also annoyingly arch, self-absorbed, and contrived.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2/4

August 25, 2011
Keith Phipps
AV Club
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It is, without a doubt, a striking debut. But it's also punishingly distasteful and disjointed almost beyond coherence, a repetitive heap of a film that feels disgorged rather than crafted.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

August 4, 2011
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

For all the flair of the narrative's later back-and-forth, Bellflower is hollow in its metaphorical take on a romantic breakup.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 15, 2011
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Equally fascinating and tedious, "Bellflower" is a lost cause of a movie, torn apart by incompatible ambitions.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

September 1, 2011
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

In Bellflower, Woodrow may have an ideal girl in mind, but he's unable to articulate his vision.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

September 8, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

After a while, "Bellflower" feels like it can't stop checking itself out in the mirror. It's a pose, not a movie.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 9, 2011
Jordan Riefe
TheWrap
Top Critic IconTop Critic
August 5, 2011
Page 1 of 5
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile