Chuck & Buck Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
February 12, 2008
Skirts stalker cliches and grown-up-kid-in-a-man's-body caricatures.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 12, 2008
Do you like the clammy as opposed to the scary? Do you like dread rather than drama, anguish and emotional coagulation rather than screamfests?
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February 12, 2008
Chuck & Buck might be the most perversely agreeable stalker picture ever made.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 12, 2008
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.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
February 12, 2008
Possibly the most daring and honest drama about sexuality I've ever seen.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Genuinely unsettling.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
All the people of Chuck & Buck feel very human.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
January 24, 2003
A genuinely scary movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
One of the year's best and most provocative films.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Arteta mines a lot of subtle laughs out of [Beverly and Buck's] unlikely pairing.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
Unquestionably one of the most affecting, unusual and daring movies of this year.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Any movie that sentimentalizes stalking ought to be shunned.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Manages to be not only consistently droll but cumulatively poignant and even scary.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
A remarkable and original achievement.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A fascinating study of behavior that violates the rules.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It's poignant, laugh-out-loud funny and thoroughly provocative.
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
[One] of the better films to come out of Sundance this year.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
There's enough haunting humanity in White's performance and screenplay to make his weird Buck far more touching than the kids in any dozen teen sex comedies.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The movie is so assured, so daring and successful on its own terms, that it can make ordinary cinematic beauty seem skin-deep.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
You get lots of Chuck and lots of Buck, but not a lot of pluck.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The acting is solid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Chuck & Buck is ... sad, funny, true and resonant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
May be the most interesting movie of the year.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
What makes Chuck & Buck a brave movie is that it doesn't attempt to sugarcoat or elevate childish qualities the way movies such as Disney's The Kid and Forrest Gump do.
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
This odd, uneven movie, with its trumped-up ending that makes zero emotional sense given what came before, is perplexing in the extreme.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Its psychological layers don't overwhelm the film or kill the humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
A mix of wild humor and genuine sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Chuck & Buck is a beacon of intelligent oddity in another summer of sameness.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
A would-be comedy about an emotionally immature stalker.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
One of the few truly grown-up movies you're likely to see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
As close to magic as contemporary movies get.
| Original Score: A