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Buffalo '66 Reviews

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Top Critic
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 17, 2003
Buffalo '66 left me confused and unsatisfied, yet it's not an easy movie to dismiss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Occasionally inventive but too willing to laze about in its own determined strangeness.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, the bottom line is that it's tedious and pointless. Better luck next time.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
A meandering mess that almost comes together at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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.
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
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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?
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
As an actor, Gallo has an irritating habit of repeating 90 percent of his lines at least once. I figure the movie could be 25 percent shorter and far less boring if he would say things once and be done with them.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
By turns raw, naturalistic and indebted to John Cassavetes.
| Original Score: 2/4
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)...
August 30, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
...the darkly beautiful work of an autistic, damaged child.
Full Review| Original Score: B
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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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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Weird and darkly comic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 30, 2016
For a study in untrammeled lunacy, the movie is a highly constructed and tightly controlled work.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
August 30, 2016
Performances are outstanding, particularly those of Gallo and Ricci. It`s so refreshing and invigorating to see a film like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Todd McCarthy
December 3, 2008
Pic receives an incalculable boost from Ricci.
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