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Bellflower Reviews

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December 14, 2017
A striking debut.
September 1, 2017
While it may win over folks with its woozy, dreamlike, visual look ... Bellflower may also disgust others with its nasty, nihilistic narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2015
Mr. Glodell's sexist, one-dimensional depiction of women notwithstanding, he also seems to champion domestic abuse when justified by infidelity.
May 12, 2015
Girls, be careful how you break up with a guy who owns his own flamethrower.
November 25, 2013
Glodell's debut is undoubtedly an immature work but it's such a genuine and energetic achievement that the flaws ultimately don't matter. Bellflower is an amazing mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 11, 2013
Bellflower is an all around great movie that benefits from excellent filmmaking and gorgeous cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
March 14, 2013
A turbo-charged indictment of male adolescent fantasy and a biting critique of misplaced machismo. A burnt-out, bloody, brave debut, Bellflower rides the fallout from a relationship to a stomach-churning conclusion...or does it?
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 2, 2012
Bellflower is a visual spectacle of independent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 2, 2012
An artistic celebration of the extremes in life but, without anything in between, most everyone is reduced to an unrelatable outline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 27, 2012
It is infuriating and exhilarating, wonderful and annoying, cliché and revolutionary, and with more problems than I can easily count (or recount, for that matter) the simple truth of the matter is that I borderline loved it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2012
A "promising" debut rather than an "exciting" debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 28, 2011
A surprising film all around, not just because of its far-out plot twists and distinctive DIY look, but because it illuminates a highly-charged part of the modern male psyche and the restlessness of a very specific kind of young adult.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 25, 2011
The movie is about things that seem awesome in the abstract turning terrible up close, because life (and love, and violence) cannot always be awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 25, 2011
reminds me of that infamous photo by Andres Serrano of a crucifix submerged in a golden, rosy liquid ...
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
November 24, 2011
Made for $17,000 and worth about seventeen cents. Mumblecore for the first half, incoherent violent imagery in the second half. Doesn't anybody making movies nowadays understand the need for compelling characters, a lesson lost on mumblecore makers.
November 5, 2011
The beauty of this picture is that it's impossible to predict where it's going to lead from scene to scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 4, 2011
"Bellflower" is your typical boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-builds-flamethrower-equipped-car kind of story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 30, 2011
Hey dude, this low-budget pic sucks big time!
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 27, 2011
It seems to be a cross between an experimental art film and a grindhouse movie, comparing favorably to some similarly-themed mainstream movies such as 'Grindhouse.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 25, 2011
At first appearing youthfully naïve, Bellflower would, by film's end, be more accurately described as almost hopelessly disenchanted.
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