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Bully Reviews

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Cole Smithey
July 19, 2009
...an exploitation teen movie in the pejorative sense of the word.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Much too concerned with flashing nude scenes of its barely legal cast to make a point or unfold a story.
Emanuel Levy
May 10, 2006
Clark is not a moralist, which is good, but he is not much of a dramatist either. You get the impression that the fascination with youth in his movies, just like in his photos, provides an excuse for voyeurism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
March 7, 2004
A bit long and repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jurgen Fauth
October 16, 2003
An extremely disturbing tale of escalating peer pressure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 13, 2003
'Bully' demands attention for the way in which it forces us to watch and digest a dark slice of American society. American beauty this ain't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Heather Wadowski
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
hose involved in the real life story this film is based on should be disgusted -- for both sides were truly cheated out of the respect they deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Williams
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Thanks, Larry Clark, for this festering little slice of suburban life: a perfect respite from 2001's summer of predictable Hollywood programming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Walker
October 30, 2002
A brutal, though darkly humorous film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Bully is a well-made film about an ugly incident. It deserves to be seen.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 26, 2002
The first 45 minutes or so of Bully is so similar to Kids, with the teens doing absolutely nothing except having sex and getting high, that it almost negates the effectiveness of the rest of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
This time tough, as Clark indulges once more in voyeuristically displaying underage sexuality and amoral behaviour, I can't let it pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 23, 2002
Whatever the motivations are that fuel director Clark, his movie can't be so easily dismissed as trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 18, 2002
It's Larry Clark who's the bully, a cinematic bovver boy who just can't help himself.
Luis Martinez
June 28, 2002
La cinta peca en crudeza y no logra verosimilitud. Bully no alcanza la infame pero gloriosa fama de Kids.
| Original Score: 7/10
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
June 14, 2002
If such material and the pessimism accompanying it make some people uncomfortable, maybe they're starting to get the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 10, 2002
Joins the list of great American films about killing
| Original Score: 4/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
A bleak and unrelenting picture of suburban teenage anomie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tom Dawson
February 20, 2002
There's something troubling about a film which, on the one hand, wants to take a moral stance about a lost generation, and on the other relishes shooting the nubile flesh of its young actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Larry Clark has an astonishing way of getting into the minds of teenagers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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