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Buffalo '66 Reviews

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
A love song to director-star Vincent Gallo by screenwriter Vincent Gallo (orchestrated, coincidentally, to the strains of music by Vincent Gallo)...
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
By turns raw, naturalistic and indebted to John Cassavetes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Without this emotional edge, Buffalo '66 ends up like the hard-luck football team at its center: it just misses.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Alternately satirical and romantic, full of pain and humor, Buffalo '66 is a winner.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Cool, stark compositions and the occasional audacious visual trick give Buffalo '66 a memorable look even when its narrative enters the occasional uneventful stretch.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Weird and darkly comic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Vincent Gallo has proved himself a good actor in many films -- in Arizona Dream, The Funeral, and several Claire Denis movies. But the first feature in which he functions as director, cowriter, composer, and star is a pathological curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66 plays like a collision between a lot of half-baked visual ideas and a deep and urgent need. That makes it interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Gallo is talented and energetic, with an ability to estheticize bleakness. But, succumbing to overindulgence, he shortchanges his film of the most interesting thing in it.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The comedic edge to the story works well, though at times the film seems too arty.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Vincent Gallo's ego gets the better of his storytelling in his acting-directing-writing debut, but there are flashes of genuis that make it worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Buffalo 66 is a bona fide original, only recommended for adventurous filmgoers who like movies that shatter the norm.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
A meandering mess that almost comes together at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Highly original and distinctive.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Buffalo 66 features a few scenes that might have come out of a film school student's imagination, but compels attention by the sheer chutzpa of its telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Gallo packs the film with odd, endearing flourishes that detract a bit from the storyline but add to the overall whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Buffalo '66 has an authentic rotgut flavor, but here's the question for the future: Will Gallo learn to criticize his own ideas or continue to pride himself on screwing up?
Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
[An] eccentric little road movie that never really leaves home.
Jim Ridley
Nashville Scene
January 1, 2000
Buffalo '66 may be a mess, but often enough it's a beautiful mess.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Clearly, Gallo's film is a very personal one, and I sincerely hope that Buffalo '66 is not his only shot. For me, this is the film discovery of the season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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