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Bully Reviews

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September 24, 2001
[Clark's] admirers would no doubt call him unflinching, but his style looks more like voyeurism to me.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2009
...an exploitation teen movie in the pejorative sense of the word.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 12, 2001
One has to wonder about the mind-set of a middle-aged filmmaker who repeatedly seeks out material about amoral and promiscuous teenagers with little to say.
April 29, 2009
Much too concerned with flashing nude scenes of its barely legal cast to make a point or unfold a story.
March 7, 2004
A bit long and repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 20, 2001
It feels like a peek into the closet of a pedophile and it's genuinely discomforting. And not for the reasons the film should be.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 11, 2001
A nasty piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 14, 2001
The inordinate amount of flesh-based antics among the kids is geared to peeping tom status.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 24, 2001
If a misanthrope goes to a movie, then walks out and is glad to be among people because the filmmaker's world is so much uglier than the misanthrope's own, has the filmmaker accomplished something?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 25, 2001
It's a disturbing film, but it takes us nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 10, 2001
Even more voyeuristic than Kids.
July 13, 2001
A truly repulsive piece of trash that says far more about the absence of values from contemporary filmmaking than the waywardness of teens.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
July 13, 2001
Some of his detractors have called Mr. Clark a pornographer, but this is an insult to honest smut-peddlers, who treat their subjects with more respect than he does.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
July 19, 2001
Fixated on young flesh, it never really get us inside the skins it keeps stripping naked.
September 6, 2001
Closer to teen pornography than to teen tragedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
July 23, 2001
Inadvertently, Larry Clark has come up with an art-house parody of Tim Hunter's River's Edge and an annoying assault on the senses.
July 18, 2002
It's Larry Clark who's the bully, a cinematic bovver boy who just can't help himself.
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
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