Bully Reviews

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July 19, 2009
...an exploitation teen movie in the pejorative sense of the word.
April 29, 2009
Much too concerned with flashing nude scenes of its barely legal cast to make a point or unfold a story.
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.
March 7, 2004
A bit long and repetitive.
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.
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.
July 18, 2002
It's Larry Clark who's the bully, a cinematic bovver boy who just can't help himself.
June 28, 2002
La cinta peca en crudeza y no logra verosimilitud. Bully no alcanza la infame pero gloriosa fama de Kids.
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.
October 25, 2001
It's a disturbing film, but it takes us nowhere.
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?
September 24, 2001
[Clark's] admirers would no doubt call him unflinching, but his style looks more like voyeurism to me.
September 21, 2001
One of the most lecherous excuses for a film ever made.
September 14, 2001
The moral wasteland of suburban youth has been examined, earlier and better, in The River's Edge. Clark's leering leads nowhere: In Bully, he has nothing new to say, and, in the end, no real point to make.
September 14, 2001
The inordinate amount of flesh-based antics among the kids is geared to peeping tom status.
September 11, 2001
A nasty piece of work.
September 6, 2001
Closer to teen pornography than to teen tragedy.
September 6, 2001
Bully is wrong on so many levels, it's difficult to narrow complaints down to just a major few.
August 31, 2001
It lacks a dramatic trajectory and emotional involvement.
August 17, 2001
Clark turns Bully into something approaching kiddie porn. That is what is creepy here.
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