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.
| Original Score: 2/4
| Original Score: C
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
Everything that basically worked in Napoloeon Dynamite -- the behind-the-beat timing, the arch eccentricity -- it's all misjudged here.
Hess still seems to see his characters as little more than objects of comedic fun.
| Original Score: 1/4
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.
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.
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.
Jared Hess is now, after Rudolf Hess, my most hated Hess.
| Original Score: D-
Veers from hilarious to unwatchable.
| Original Score: 2/5
An abysmal waste of time and talent, a movie that takes a weak premise that could barely sustain a short homemade movie.
| Original Score: 2/10
A whole bunch of fecal, scrotal and pukal jokes have been planted in Gentlemen Broncos to distract us from its lack of narrative momentum.
it's all pose, with hardly a laugh in sight
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Every frame of Hess' new film...is crammed with so much deliberate tackiness that it borders on exhausting self-parody.
| Original Score: D+
GENTLEMEN BRONCOS feels like a Saturday Night Liveskit that's gone on about ten minutes too long.
| Original Score: 6/10
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rockwell is the film's only consistently amusing presence.
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.
Timing, good jokes and characters you can laugh with and at are mostly missing
| Original Score: 2.5/5
This deliberately amateurish, self-indulgent effort manages to be odd while rarely remembering to be funny.