Bottle Rocket (1996)
Average Rating: 6.6/10
Reviews Counted: 44
Fresh: 35 | Rotten: 9
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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 4
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Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 58,720
A bright, optimistic caper comedy from first-time director Wes Anderson, Bottle Rocket focuses on a group of young Texans aspiring to become master thieves. Their leader is Dignan (Owen C. Wilson, who also co-wrote the screenplay), an upbeat if naive charmer who convinces his friends Anthony (Wilson's brother Luke Wilson) and Bob Mapplethorpe (Robert Musgrave) to enter the crime business. After their first heist, a bizarrely-executed robbery of a local bookstore, the trio goes on the lam, taking
Feb 23, 1996 Wide
Dec 22, 1998
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Works on its own modest, limited terms and, despite the obvious fun involved, never feels self-indulgent.
A mildly facetious tone limits Anderson's film to the lightweight, but the collective enthusiasm behind this debut effort still comes through.
A little deal, this movie is like a bottle rocket itself: a big bang for the money.
While nowhere near the same level as Anderson's subsequent films, Bottle Rocket nonetheless provides a sweet, funny look at a young director finding his voice.
If Bottle Rocket is to be remembered for anything in Anderson's body of work, it should be as the film that gave the director the power and name recognition to continue making the films he wanted to make.
...hysterical stuff, even if it only hints at the creative level Wilson and Anderson would reach next with Rushmore.
Apesar de perder o foco em seu segundo ato, conta com uma introdução divertida e, em seu terço final, traz um dos assaltos mais hilários do Cinema norte-americano.
Dry, droll and really very funny.
Wes Anderson's first film -- and a fascinating indicator of what was to come.
Audience Reviews for Bottle Rocket
- Kumar: Man, I blew it. I blew it, man.
- Anthony Adams: Kumar, what were you doing in the freezer?
- Kumar: I don't know, man. I loose my touch, man.
- Dignan: Did you ever have a touch to loose, man?
- Anthony Adams: So the word on the street is... I heard you love me.
- Anthony Adams: The preparation was good. I think that is your specialty.
- Bob Mapplethorpe: I really want to be a part of this team.. and I'm the only one with a car.
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