[Clark's] admirers would no doubt call him unflinching, but his style looks more like voyeurism to me.
| Original Score: 3/5
...an exploitation teen movie in the pejorative sense of the word.
| Original Score: C-
One has to wonder about the mind-set of a middle-aged filmmaker who repeatedly seeks out material about amoral and promiscuous teenagers with little to say.
Much too concerned with flashing nude scenes of its barely legal cast to make a point or unfold a story.
A bit long and repetitive.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It feels like a peek into the closet of a pedophile and it's genuinely discomforting. And not for the reasons the film should be.
| Original Score: C
A nasty piece of work.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The inordinate amount of flesh-based antics among the kids is geared to peeping tom status.
| Original Score: D
If a misanthrope goes to a movie, then walks out and is glad to be among people because the filmmaker's world is so much uglier than the misanthrope's own, has the filmmaker accomplished something?
It's a disturbing film, but it takes us nowhere.
Even more voyeuristic than Kids.
A truly repulsive piece of trash that says far more about the absence of values from contemporary filmmaking than the waywardness of teens.
| Original Score: 0/4
Some of his detractors have called Mr. Clark a pornographer, but this is an insult to honest smut-peddlers, who treat their subjects with more respect than he does.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
Fixated on young flesh, it never really get us inside the skins it keeps stripping naked.
Closer to teen pornography than to teen tragedy.
| Original Score: 2/4
The first 45 minutes or so of Bully is so similar to Kids, with the teens doing absolutely nothing except having sex and getting high, that it almost negates the effectiveness of the rest of the film.
This time tough, as Clark indulges once more in voyeuristically displaying underage sexuality and amoral behaviour, I can't let it pass.
| Original Score: 1/4
Inadvertently, Larry Clark has come up with an art-house parody of Tim Hunter's River's Edge and an annoying assault on the senses.
It's Larry Clark who's the bully, a cinematic bovver boy who just can't help himself.
hose involved in the real life story this film is based on should be disgusted -- for both sides were truly cheated out of the respect they deserved.
| Original Score: 1/5
A needy movie made by a needy director, peopled with actors who come off as mindless blanks.