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Gerry Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 5, 2010
A difficult, demanding sit, but it wouldn't have been nearly as fascinating and rewarding a film if it weren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 11, 2008
The two stars...[Casey Affleck and Matt Damon]...both playing characters named Gerry, wander across the desert for some reason, and if you enjoy watching them on any pretext, you'll probably enjoy this; if you don't, you won't.
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Gerry, in all ways, is a film geek film. Not for mass consumption, perhaps, but nonetheless a potent expression for those that like this sort of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 31, 2006
Likely to sharply divide critics, Gerry goes back to his indie roots with a minimalist work that carries itself almost entirely through the awesome yet austere visuals and sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
Absolutely transfixing at one moment and unbearably boring the next.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2004
Although the images from the film are poetic and are more fondly recalled in hindsight, in this case art film for art film's sake doesn't fly very high.
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
January 30, 2004
Hiking for Godot: Van Sant's existential Blair Witch Project's daemon lurks within.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
January 5, 2004
Gerry proposes simplicity; even the most capsulated descriptions of it are dubious.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 19, 2003
Nothing special to show at the end for this existential trip to nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 18, 2003
Are these guys as smart as they sound or as dumb as they act?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Ryan Gilbey
Sight and Sound
October 7, 2003
The picture can be read as a warning about the perils of improvisation -- a neat joke given how fruitful that method proves here.
Annette Dasey
Teletext
August 21, 2003
One of those films that are better in hindsight - you won't forget the scenery and the torture of enduring it. See it if you're a masochist, don't bother if you're not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
July 29, 2003
Mesmerising, daring and defiantly leftfield.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
May 16, 2003
You have to stay with Gerry, which starts out as a willful stunt, turns into a sadistic endurance test and ends up as something surprisingly affable and engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 16, 2003
In a hideously arty style Affleck, Damon and Van Sant actually tell us a few things about the man-vs-man and man-vs-nature debate. But you have to look pretty hard to get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
April 26, 2003
An amusing, sometimes rivetingly uneventful curiosity, nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
April 18, 2003
If you can get lost along with it, Van Sant's Gerry is actually anything but empty: At times it's tonically liberating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
April 18, 2003
The staggering beauty of the wilderness is set in contrapuntal rhythm with the staggering banality of the two Gerrys as they become more dispirited, more disoriented.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 18, 2003
Though the film is shorter than two hours, it's so sluggishly paced and uninteresting that it feels as if it's actually several days long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
April 18, 2003
Gerry is a fascinating idea for a movie -- can you make a movie so boring that it transcends boredom? -- but not a fascinating movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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