Chuck and Buck has been winning accolades at film festivals, and I'm at a loss to explain why.
| Original Score: 1/4
...neither of the principals is a likable character and Buck's inappropriate behaviors quickly become genuinely annoying...
You get lots of Chuck and lots of Buck, but not a lot of pluck.
Any movie that sentimentalizes stalking ought to be shunned.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
| Original Score: C-
Chuck & Buck is terrific up until its last act, when it takes such a wrong turn that I almost want to write two separate reviews.
| Original Score: 2/4
When is Hollywood going to realize that stalking is not a funny subject for a movie and that stalkers themselves are certainly not endearing enough to make them the focus of a film?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
This odd, uneven movie, with its trumped-up ending that makes zero emotional sense given what came before, is perplexing in the extreme.
A slight film if ever there was one.
A would-be comedy about an emotionally immature stalker.
The climactic confrontation between the two men near the film's end ... simply doesn't ring true.
| Original Score: C+
Chuck & Buck sinks thanks to a fundamental misunderstanding of how to structure a plot with a plausible character arc.
| Original Score: 5/10
All the people of Chuck & Buck feel very human.
| Original Score: B
A fascinating study of behavior that violates the rules.
| Original Score: 3/4
The acting is solid.
Do you like the clammy as opposed to the scary? Do you like dread rather than drama, anguish and emotional coagulation rather than screamfests?
The chief strength of Chuck & Buck comes from its even-handedness.
One of the most fiercely original films about adults coping with their pasts.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
It is about someone who is desperate to find someone to love him, more than it is about homosexuality.
Unlike any movie I've seen before.
| Original Score: B+