• PG-13, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jared Hess
    In Theaters:
    Oct 30, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 2, 2010
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures


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Gentlemen Broncos Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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 Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

July 22, 2012
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

The film-within-a-film starring Sam Rockwell tanks quite badly, but Hess's affection for fantasy kitsch shines through brightly enough to generate real feeling.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2010
Terry Staunton
Radio Times

Hess once again trains his camera on misfit adolescents, mocking the obsessions of sci-fi geeks with genuine affection and gentle humour that leads to an unsurprisingly heart-warming pay-off.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 29, 2010
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Slight and occasionally clunking, it wins through by its sheer good nature and some particularly strong playing.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

April 29, 2010
Matthew Turner

A cult classic in the making, thanks to some wonderful dialogue and a pair of terrific comic performances from Jemaine Clement and Sam Rockwell.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

April 28, 2010
Brian Orndorf

It's difficult to pick up on a majority of the nightmarish qualities that were promised in the initial wave of response.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: B-

March 15, 2010
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

the celebration of pure imagination without the baggage of a value judgment to cloud the issue

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2009
Eric D. Snider

A deeply weird movie that bears no signs of any interference from any Hollywood types. For better or worse, this is what comes out of Hess' brain when he's left to his own devices.

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

November 13, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Where do you go after rocket-propelled deer statuary, cyclops warriors in golf carts, and Mike White with a dubbed Irish accent?

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 12, 2009
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The deliberately low-rent cheesiness of the special effects, as well as the childish grossness of the humor, give "Gentlemen Broncos" a distinctive and original flavor.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 6, 2009
Dustin Putman

An uneven comedy that gets high scores for the amount of laughs it does provide. My assessment? Normal is overrated.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 4, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A juvenile, crass and silly mess that's occasionally irritating to watch, intermittingly funny and over-the-top, but nonetheless amusing and wildly imaginative. It's best enjoyed with a group of friends late at night while checking your brain at the door.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 6.25/10

October 30, 2009
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Its quirkiness preceding and very nearly swallowing it whole, Gentlemen Broncos is less warped than it thinks it is yet still provides enough bizarre, painstakingly designed schlock to tickle the willing.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

October 29, 2009
Armond White
New York Press

This is personal filmmaking, surveying the private emotions that generally embarrass people or make us feel out of step -- a daring proposition in an era that frantically insists upon marketable conformity.

Full Review Source: New York Press

October 28, 2009
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The best part is Jemaine Clement as Benjamin's grandiose genre hero, Dr. Ronald Chevalier. Even if you love him on Flight of the Conchords, you'll be unprepared for his genius -- and charisma.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

October 26, 2009
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: C

February 18, 2012
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Rockwell is the film's only consistently amusing presence.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C

July 16, 2010
Ken McIntyre
Total Film

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 Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/4

May 6, 2010
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

This deliberately amateurish, self-indulgent effort manages to be odd while rarely remembering to be funny.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 1/5

May 3, 2010

The presence of Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement is the main point of interest in this so-so comedy...

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

May 3, 2010
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