Gentlemen Broncos (2009)



Critic Consensus: Unselfconsciously juvenile and overwhelmingly quirky, Gentlemen Broncos offers a lot of potty humor but isn't terribly funny.

Movie Info

Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loveable loner whose passion for writing leads him on an offbeat and hilarious journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist Ronald Chevalier and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker.

Rating: PG-13 (for some crude humor)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 2, 2010
Fox Searchlight Pictures - Official Site


as Benjamin

as Ronald Chevalier

as Dusty

as Bronco/Brutus

as Lonnie Donaho

as Tabatha

as Tod Keefe

as Duncan/Lord Daysius

as Cletus

as Don Carlos

as Rod Decker

as Kanaya/Kenonka

as Vanaya/Venonka

as Female Assistant

as Obnoxious Fan

as Lady Shopper

as Nerdy Girl

as Loyal Fan

as Camera Operator

as Skinny Boy

as Boom Operator

as Journalist

as Gross Guy

as Dad Photo
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Critic Reviews for Gentlemen Broncos

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (27)

This latest from writer-director Jared Hess is another unsavoury stew of kitsch juvenilia that furthers the rot that set in between his first two films...

Full Review… | April 29, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

At one level, it is pretty bad. Then, on the other level, it is downright horrible. Unless you're an entertainment masochist, neither is very much fun.

Full Review… | November 25, 2009
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Don't pay money to see it, don't waste your time if it comes on cable; you might not even want to bother reading the rest of this review.

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
Detroit News
Top Critic

I may be one of the few that loved this movie, but it was a blast, and I don't have any fear saying that.

Full Review… | July 22, 2012
7M Pictures

Rockwell is the film's only consistently amusing presence.

Full Review… | July 16, 2010
Lessons of Darkness

Classic underdog vs smug establishment stuff, you might think. But it's all played out in puke-slathered anti-comedy sketches better suited to no-budget YouTube videos than a multimillion-dollar film.

Full Review… | May 6, 2010
Total Film

Audience Reviews for Gentlemen Broncos

Bizarre and oddly written, Gentlemen Broncos is a satire about the world of new sci-fi novels sucess and it's cinematic adaptation, as well it's fans. Dispite being silly, present a juvenile screenplay and seldom have an actually funny scene, the couple of filmmakes, Jared and Jerusha Hess, show another quirky view of the society and another interesting movie to watch. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


This is by the creator of "Napoleon Dynamite", and if you love that movie, then you will love this movie. Much of the same quiet, off-beat dry humor. It's about a kid who writes a sci-fi story, and a famous author steals his story. Pretty simple, but very weird and a lot of it makes no sense. The sci-fi scenes that are taking place in his story are some of the weirdest scenes I have ever seen, some are funny, but most are just way too out there. Jermain Clement plays the author, and he is great! I've loved everything he's done since "Flight of the Concords"(LOOK IT UP!). Not as good, or classic as "Dynamite"(do the chickens have large tallens?), but it's still worth a view if your into that humor. If your not, then just skip it and quit being a jerk.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

A successful pulp author who's run out of ideas steals a teen author's sci-fi novella. The beyond-offbeat tone, which might be characterized as "nerd grotesque," is uneven and takes some serious getting used to, but the movie is never boring; Jemaine Clement's often hilarious performance as the pompous Dr. Chevalier and the bizarre dramatizations of the epic "Yeast Masters" (which feature cyclopses, flying stags and stolen gonads) makes it worth the price of admission. Not for everyone, but not nearly the disaster it's been made out to be.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

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