The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Log in with Facebook
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
No consensus yet.
No consensus yet.
View All Buffalo '66 News
All Critics (59)
| Top Critics (18)
| Fresh (45)
| Rotten (14)
| DVD (2)
Gallo, who also wrote, directed and scored Buffalo '66 , is a smart young filmmaker, not least in his casting.
For a study in untrammeled lunacy, the movie is a highly constructed and tightly controlled work.
Gallo's combination of crudeness and sophistication has a preternatural power.
The intimate, idiosyncratic and very funny Buffalo '66 --directed by and starring Vincent Gallo, from a semi-autobiographical script co-authored with Alison Bagnall --feels like a projection of Gallo's very psyche.
Vincent Gallo, gaunt and pop-eyed, with a gaze of sexy, hostile paranoia, has the look of a born sociopath or a born movie star (or both).
Pic receives an incalculable boost from Ricci.
There is a air of intriguing atavism about the textures and contours of Buffalo '66's visual style and tone.
Performances are outstanding, particularly those of Gallo and Ricci. It`s so refreshing and invigorating to see a film like this.
Gallo's poor, poor pitiful me routine wears very thin, very fast, but Ricci is incandescent, a softly-glowing dumpling of a dream-girl in powder-blue fishnet tights and sparkly tap shoes.
If Martin Scorsese, John Cassavetes, and Abel Ferrara took turns directing scenes of a film written by and starring Jerry Lewis, it might resemble Buffalo '66.
Actor Vincent Gallo makes a feature directing debut with this bizarre, self-indulgent tale of a troubled guy, played by him in a narcissistic mode, who has never reconciled his unhappy childhood.
It may not be the masterpiece that its narcissistic writer-director-star Vincent Gallo has claimed to be, but his filmmaking debut is a ceaselessly fascinating piece of work.
It doesn't care at all if we are going to hate his character, and despite being a bit uneven, especially close to the end when its protagonist's motivations feel weirdly out of character, this is an always absorbing film that manages to make us empathize with such a detestable person.
All time favourite dysfunctional romance movie.
A small-time waster fresh out of prison kidnaps a girl and forces her to pretend to be his wife in an attempt to fool his dysfunctional parents into believing he's living the good life. Buffalo '66 is trying oh-so-hard for "indie chic". Writer-director Vincent Gallo essentially presents us with a love story for emotional retards, as his "hero" Billy has clearly been emotionally scarred by his upbringing at the hands of his Denver Broncos obsessed mother and self absorbed, emotionally distant father. It's a nice idea and I'm sure female fashionistas who fancy themselves as preferring "troubled" and "complex" men (as long as they dress like rock stars and have perfect bone structure, of course...) to jock types think it's the best thing since sliced bread. The biggest problem is with Gallo himself; he is clearly such a self obsessed narcissist that instead of a traumatized, insecure victim, he comes across as an obnoxious, arrogant asshole and as such it seems deeply unlikely that such an appealing creature as Christina Ricci would have anything to do with him. It has some nice visual touches and I certainly warmed to the film more and more as it went, but in the end it all seems just a little too pretentious and a little too unconvincing to be the work of genius that Gallo himself clearly thinks it is.
I have been watching this one nonstop for a year and am still unable to write a review. I cannot say anything about this movie, it is impossible to translate my feelings into words and then decide which of those words i would use and which i am too embarassed to use, because i am in love with this movie. I am wholly, madly, truly in love with everything that this movie is.
Generally, i dont relate to characters in movies. it just doesnt happen because i am a weird, skinny, nervous asshole with just a small branch of autism. sound familiar? it does if youve seen Buffalo '66. I honestly DO-NOT-CARE if anyone else sees this. this was made to help me through my miserable, sad life. God first made Vincent Gallo, then Vincent's parents fucked him up, then he moved to New York and evolved into the person he is, then made a movie about it, just so i would not kill myself after i graduated highschool.
No man is an island.
View All Quotes
200 Essential Movies
Chosen by RT staff!
200 Freshest Movies
The best-reviewed since 1998
30 Great Scenes
30 great scenes in Rotten movies
Best of Netflix
Movies and shows to binge now
More News & Features