Bottle Rocket Reviews
Anderson comes close with his next film 'Rushmore' which is pretty much an equal to this, but there is something about a guy just making a movie with his mates (and James Caan!) that was never so uncynically accomplished throughout his career to date. He has always had a knack of being able to convey the primitive joys of uncomplicated interactions between people and this is the core of Bottle Rocket really. This is how slightly odd people talk to each other. He goes a bit too far IMO with his later films, but here he is spot-on.
Killer soundtrack as always too.
F : 85 %
R : 15 %
Crime 50% Drama 30% Comedy 20%
The tale of well-meaning but bumbling crooks, it has a very distinct low budget indie charm that I will always associate with a select little group of films from the '90s.
A charming even if a tad disperse, Bottle Rocket manages to be quite fun and unique in small but fairly important ways.