• 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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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Jared Hess, who made Napoleon Dynamite, a film I admit I didn't get, has made a film I don't even begin to get.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 12, 2009
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

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

February 18, 2012

Lacking any level of empathy or sympathy, however, Broncos becomes an exercise in disgust; this feels like art created by people who get their kicks tripping people on crutches.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 1/5

October 27, 2009
Michael Phillips
At the Movies
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Everything that basically worked in Napoloeon Dynamite -- the behind-the-beat timing, the arch eccentricity -- it's all misjudged here.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 2, 2009
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Hess still seems to see his characters as little more than objects of comedic fun.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

October 27, 2009
Alex Zane
Sun Online

It's all an excuse for Hess to populate his small-town America with a series of off-the-scale oddballs and gross-out humour. The whole premise would be far better if it didn't seem quite so self-indulgent.

Full Review Source: Sun Online

April 30, 2010
Leo Robson
Financial Times

I feel it is my duty to warn fans of Jared Hess's teen comedy Napoleon Dynamite that they will find nothing to please them here.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 1/5

April 29, 2010
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

It feels almost mean-spirited to laugh at Benjamin's travails. He has done nothing to provoke them and seems incapable of fending for himself.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 8, 2009

Jared Hess is now, after Rudolf Hess, my most hated Hess.

Full Review Source: UGO | Original Score: D-

October 30, 2009
Nick Hasted
Little White Lies

Veers from hilarious to unwatchable.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 30, 2010
Edward Douglas

An abysmal waste of time and talent, a movie that takes a weak premise that could barely sustain a short homemade movie.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 2/10

October 27, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

A whole bunch of fecal, scrotal and pukal jokes have been planted in Gentlemen Broncos to distract us from its lack of narrative momentum.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

November 13, 2009
Chris Barsanti

it's all pose, with hardly a laugh in sight

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 29, 2009
Sean O'Neal
AV Club
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Every frame of Hess' new film...is crammed with so much deliberate tackiness that it borders on exhausting self-parody.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

October 29, 2009
Jenna Busch
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS feels like a Saturday Night Liveskit that's gone on about ten minutes too long.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 6/10

October 30, 2009
Katey Rich

The Hesses could not be bothered to separate the wheat from the chaff, presenting a movie that's a jumble of ideas and pastiches, none of them paying off.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 29, 2009
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
Thomas Leupp

Defecating snakes, breast-puncturing blowdarts and jars of human testicles are just a few of the lowbrow delights to be found in this insipid, surprisingly crude comedy.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 1/5

October 30, 2009
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Timing, good jokes and characters you can laugh with and at are mostly missing

| Original Score: 2.5/5

October 30, 2009
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
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