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Gummo Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
February 7, 2010
A glue-sniffer's reverie and an aestheticized episode of Beavis & Butthead, explicitly and bracingly set up as an act of cinematic vandalism
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 20, 2009
Gummo aims to be provocatively anti-everything: anti-Christian, anti-feline, non-narrative, unpolished, visually dyslexic, and imaginatively off-putting.
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Emanuel Levy
April 28, 2008
Enfant terrible Harmony Korine makes a bizarre, idiosyncratic directing debut with his uncompromising look at youth alientaion in Middle-America, whose downbeat tone and off-putting imagery should appeal to small minority of viewers.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 28, 2008
Harsh, funny, repellent and occasionally quite moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Paul Tatara
April 28, 2008
C'mon, Harmony. Mano a boyo. What are you really trying to prove here?

April 28, 2008
It's bleak, brutal and redeemed only by Reynolds's outstanding performance.
Rob Gonsalves
February 14, 2008
Directors have been hailed as visionaries for less.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Problematic, troubling, dangerous even, but breathtakingly original, and absolutely true to the times. The cutting edge doesn't get any sharper than this.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Korine is the Jerry Springer of this world. He doesn't judge his subjects, he can still identify with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
September 16, 2005
Like watching life on the surface of an alien planet
| Original Score: 5/5
Dragan Antulov
March 23, 2004
Less shocking than utterly boring.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/10
Greg Muskewitz
February 21, 2004
Enter Harmony Korine's directorial debut: new trends in discouraging filmmaking.
| Original Score: 1/5
Moira Sullivan
September 30, 2003
Its an underground wonder.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 11, 2003
Abounds with strange beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 12, 2002
Probably the vilest waste of 2 hours of my life.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
In real life, this town was devastated by a tornado 20 years ago. According to Korine's version of things, it never recovered.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
revels in the filth and squalor of the worst variations of human existence, without giving any true insight or understanding about the predicaments of its pathetic character
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
If not the single worst film of the decade, at least the worst of the year -- and I saw Tarzan and the Lost City.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Korine's trying to offer a radical vision of rotten America, but the whole thing feels warmed over.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Korine's objective is so narrow and mean, and his viewpoint so colored by smug, adolescent condescension, that Gummo comes off like a mean-spirited prank.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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