• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Miguel Arteta
    In Theaters:
    Jul 14, 2000 Limited
    On DVD:
    Dec 19, 2000
  • Artisan


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Chuck & Buck Reviews

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Michael Dequina

Creepy, funny, yet surprisingly affecting, Miguel Arteta's darkly comic drama pulls off a remarkable balancing act.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 7, 2010
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Skirts stalker cliches and grown-up-kid-in-a-man's-body caricatures.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 12, 2008
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Do you like the clammy as opposed to the scary? Do you like dread rather than drama, anguish and emotional coagulation rather than screamfests?

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 12, 2008
David Edelstein
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Chuck & Buck might be the most perversely agreeable stalker picture ever made.

Full Review Source: Slate

February 12, 2008
Dennis Harvey
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That Chuck & Buck holds attention despite -- or partly due to -- its murky, troubling central conceit can be credited to execution that's stealthy and low-key throughout.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 12, 2008
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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Possibly the most daring and honest drama about sexuality I've ever seen.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 12, 2008

Time Out
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Genuinely unsettling.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Ron Wells
Film Threat

Of all the films to premiere at Sundance 2000, there is one movie that best represented what indie film is supposed to be.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A genuinely scary movie.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

January 24, 2003
Edward Lawrenson
Sight and Sound

Chuck & Buck is a film which you can't quite get a fix on: it's a movie about child sex which is also as airy and sweetly likeable as anything you'll see this year.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 2, 2002
Matthew Turner

Thought-provoking jet-black comedy that may not be for all tastes, but is well-worth seeking out.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 5/5

October 30, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

This is a thoughtful, difficult film. See it if you are ready to be challenged.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Here's an odd film: a heartfelt, sweet and funny little story about a coming of age better late than never, it's also the disturbing tale of a pathetic gay sociopath and the man he stalks.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 10, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

It's certain to make almost everyone in the audience squirm, either out of embarrassment for the characters or because the situation hits too close to home...

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 15, 2002
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It was often painfully difficult to watch. It was never predictable, though, which is saying something.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 28, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

One of the most fiercely original films about adults coping with their pasts.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 10, 2001
Mike DeWolfe
Apollo Guide

This is a troubling yet rewarding film that ultimately gives us a sense of hope by showing us resolution within the confines of normal behaviour.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 78/100

July 24, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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One of the year's best and most provocative films.

| Original Score: 5/5

May 10, 2001
Matt Ford

This weirdly comic film strips off the gloss of youthful beauty to explore the darker side of childhood and ask what happens when the wilful, needy child within refuses to grow up.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2001
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

A gem hits the screen.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News

January 1, 2000

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June 18, 2012
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Unlike any movie I've seen before.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

April 9, 2005
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