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Bottle Rocket Reviews

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July 2, 2014
It's only in the finale of Bottle Rocket, brimming over with poignant male self-delusion, that the flair and sizzle of Anderson's future promise returns.
March 4, 2014
A confident, eccentric debut about a trio of shambling and guileless friends who become the Candides of crime, Rocket feels particularly refreshing because it never compromises on its delicate deadpan sensibility.
March 4, 2014
[Bottle Rocket] meanders pleasantly, like a road movie, with a seventies-style, anything-goes offhandedness that whisks the audience through the rough spots.
March 4, 2014
Bottle Rocket was conceived as a low-budget family affair -- it has more Wilsons than the Beach Boys -- and outside of a few cult-intensive pockets of fandom, that's where it's likely to end up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 4, 2014
This is a movie about friendship, about foolhardy endeavors that get your adrenaline going and make you feel life buzzing in your toes. Written with wit and concision and remarkable confidence, Bottle Rocket is a joyride worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 4, 2014
This deliciously offbeat comedy gets much of its oomph from a loopy screenplay and lead performances that can only be called hilariously bland, or is it blandly hilarious?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2014
Bottle Rocket is a beguiling surprise, a terrific little movie comedy about a slightly addled gang of young criminal wannabes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2014
With a wild-card character like Dignan, he could be either the most original character in many a moon -- or never convincing. Wilson, with his cockeyed grin and rapid-fire delivery, comes off as a young Dennis Hopper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2014
Wes Anderson's 1996 first feature (before Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums) is fresh, character driven, often funny, and unfashionably upbeat (as well as offbeat).
March 4, 2014
Like the cheap pyrotechnic of the title, Bottle Rocket neither goes very far nor ends with a bang, and that's part of its charm, originality and delight.
March 4, 2014
The title refers to cheap fireworks that fizz before they flame out quietly, and that's what three Southwestern slackers do in this amiable heist movie-cum-road flick.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 4, 2014
Even as you laugh at these guys, you feel an overwhelming sympathy for them. Sensing that they love each other, you want their dumb, dysfunctional lives to work out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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March 4, 2014
Caan does a funny cameo as the local crimelord but the film belongs to Anderson's co-conspirator Wilson, whose wired performance leaps off the screen.
March 4, 2014
Bottle Rocket may not be profound work, but it shows off some genuine talent both behind and in front of the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2014
This is a small movie of raffish charm, similar in feel and tone to last year's independent hit The Brothers McMullen.
March 4, 2014
Anderson's debut film is a small-scale delight.
March 4, 2014
[An] agreeably eccentric comedy crime drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2014
A lot of the script has the ring of authenticity if only because all the private jokes and references that pass by are plainly embedded in the real lives of the creators.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2014
This is Anderson still finding his feet, but the steps and swagger are confident.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2014
It's a little chaotic but director Wes Anderson and his young stars Owen C. Wilson (who co-wrote with Anderson), Luke Wilson and Bob Musgrave have a gift for the human comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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