• Bully
    2 minutes 39 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Bully Reviews

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

[Clark's] admirers would no doubt call him unflinching, but his style looks more like voyeurism to me.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

September 24, 2001
Cole Smithey

...an exploitation teen movie in the pejorative sense of the word.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

July 19, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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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.

Full Review Source: USA Today

July 12, 2001
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Much too concerned with flashing nude scenes of its barely legal cast to make a point or unfold a story.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

A bit long and repetitive.

Full Review Source: Blunt Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 7, 2004
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C

July 20, 2001
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

A nasty piece of work.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 11, 2001
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The inordinate amount of flesh-based antics among the kids is geared to peeping tom status.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: D

September 14, 2001
Jeremiah Kipp
Flipside Movie Emporium

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?

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C-

October 24, 2001
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a disturbing film, but it takes us nowhere.

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

October 25, 2001
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Even more voyeuristic than Kids.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 10, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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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

July 13, 2001
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 0.5/5

July 13, 2001
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Fixated on young flesh, it never really get us inside the skins it keeps stripping naked.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune

July 19, 2001
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Closer to teen pornography than to teen tragedy.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 6, 2001
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 26, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

This time tough, as Clark indulges once more in voyeuristically displaying underage sexuality and amoral behaviour, I can't let it pass.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 1/4

September 10, 2002
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 23, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's Larry Clark who's the bully, a cinematic bovver boy who just can't help himself.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 18, 2002
Heather Wadowski
Film Threat

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.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1/5

December 8, 2002
Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
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March 28, 2012
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
March 29, 2012
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
October 8, 2001
Alonso Duralde
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April 6, 2012
Richard Roeper
April 6, 2012
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 20, 2012
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A needy movie made by a needy director, peopled with actors who come off as mindless blanks.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 31, 2001
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Jason Solomons
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Dennis Harvey
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July 29, 2008
David Denby
New Yorker
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March 27, 2012
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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March 29, 2012
Neil Rosen
March 30, 2012
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 13, 2012

Ebert & Roeper
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July 19, 2001

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Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

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Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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