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Buffalo '66 Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 30, 2016
Gallo, who also wrote, directed and scored Buffalo '66 , is a smart young filmmaker, not least in his casting.
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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.
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August 30, 2016
Gallo's combination of crudeness and sophistication has a preternatural power.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 30, 2016
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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
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).
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
December 3, 2008
Pic receives an incalculable boost from Ricci.
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Tom Charity
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Gallo's directorial debut is one of a kind, an eccentric, provocative comedy which laces a poignant love story with both a sombre, washed-out naturalism and surreal musical vignettes.
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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
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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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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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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
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Weird and darkly comic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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?
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| 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.
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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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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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Keith Phipps
AV Club
June 26, 1998
Buffalo '66 is an intriguing, peculiar, ultimately disappointing film loaded with flashy, stylish touches that prove more interesting than anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: A