• 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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Rob Blackwelder

Chuck and Buck has been winning accolades at film festivals, and I'm at a loss to explain why.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Arthur Lazere

...neither of the principals is a likable character and Buck's inappropriate behaviors quickly become genuinely annoying...

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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You get lots of Chuck and lots of Buck, but not a lot of pluck.

January 1, 2000
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Any movie that sentimentalizes stalking ought to be shunned.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

January 1, 2000
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine

| Original Score: C-

February 4, 2002

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

January 1, 2000
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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?

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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This odd, uneven movie, with its trumped-up ending that makes zero emotional sense given what came before, is perplexing in the extreme.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 1, 2000
Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

A slight film if ever there was one.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A would-be comedy about an emotionally immature stalker.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 1, 2000
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The climactic confrontation between the two men near the film's end ... simply doesn't ring true.

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

January 1, 2000
Scott Renshaw

Chuck & Buck sinks thanks to a fundamental misunderstanding of how to structure a plot with a plausible character arc.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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All the people of Chuck & Buck feel very human.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B

July 21, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A fascinating study of behavior that violates the rules.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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The acting is solid.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Eric D. Snider

Marvelously sastisfying.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

January 1, 2000
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
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

The chief strength of Chuck & Buck comes from its even-handedness.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee

January 1, 2000
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
Dennis Schwartz
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It is about someone who is desperate to find someone to love him, more than it is about homosexuality.

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

January 1, 2000
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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