Beware the Gonzo Reviews

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
September 5, 2011
A dramedy set in the present day that doesn't seem to know much about the present day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 9, 2011
"Beware the Gonzo" is a thoroughly amateurish effort at capturing clued-in and smartass teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
September 6, 2011
Too cute by half.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2011
"Beware the Gonzo" isn't bad, it's just that for a film aiming to celebrate media rebellion it feels timid and unadventurous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
September 9, 2011
A crusading young reporter's high-school underground newspaper becomes a rallying point for the bullied and the outcast in this low-budget drama filmed in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
September 7, 2011
Creates a recognizably adolescent milieu that's also a workable metaphor for the anxieties of the 21st-century press corps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
September 12, 2011
High school reporter exposes bully in teen comedy with edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 8, 2011
With its stacked moral deck, student stereotypes and false, halfhearted ending, "Beware the Gonzo" is really formula straining at the seams to be more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
September 13, 2011
While it covers familiar ground, it does so with a light touch.
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