Bunny and the Bull

2008

Bunny and the Bull

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66%

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Total Count: 32

65%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 3,463
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Movie Info

Stephen Turnbull hasn't been outside in months, and when he finds his mind hurtling back to the disastrous trek around Europe he undertook with his friend Bunny, a catalogue of adventures unfold. Stephen's flat becomes the springboard for an extraordinary odyssey through lands made up of snapshots and souvenir replica landmarks within his imagination. "Bunny & the Bull" is a touching and beautiful journey to the end of the room.

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Cast

Ed Hogg
as Stephen Turnbull
Richard Ayoade
as Museum Curator
Sylvia Syms
as Hotelier
Rick Fulcher
as Captain Crab
Gus Brown
as Horse Race Commentator
Oliver Ralfe
as Music Performer
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Critic Reviews for Bunny and the Bull

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (11)

  • Hogg and Farnaby have some very funny interplay, but the dynamics of the characters' friendship are thoroughly familiar.

    Sep 30, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Tom Russo

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • As its story winds through imaginative landscapes of papier-mâché, cardboard cutouts and multilayered stagecraft, the childlike whimsy of Michel Gondry comes to mind. A hint of Terry Gilliam's irreverence adds flavor to the mix.

    Sep 16, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • beneath all its layers of whimsy, this cock and bull story is grounded in genuine pain and torment.

    May 20, 2010
  • As in Gondry's best work, the strength is in the sadness.

    Apr 22, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • King has the same kind of olde worlde, amateur-hour aesthetic as Wes Anderson and Michel Gondry, and his papier mâché/metalwork figures and landscapes are used to increasingly charming effect.

    Nov 27, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Much to appreciate, then, but less to enjoy.

    Nov 27, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Ben Walters

    Time Out
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Bunny and the Bull

  • Jan 06, 2012
    An agoraphobic young man remembers (or hallucinates) a trip he took across Europe with his hard-drinking, sexually voracious, gambling-addicted pal Bunny. Starts off with an interesting premise but it gets lost in sketch comedy-styled road trip scenes (including a tasteless bit about a homeless Russian dog herder); the high-artifice art direction is sometimes brilliant but stylistically inconsistent, as if they ran out of money halfway through production.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2011
    A shut-in remembers a holiday he had a year ago with his best friend and a beautiful Spanish waitress. I agree with a lot of what Super Reviewer Alice Shen has to say about this film -- the comparison to <i>The Science of Sleep</i> and the fine performances by the three leads. But I found the dramatic elements of the story too slowly developed and the climactic resolution contrived. Also, I didn't like <i>The Science of Sleep</i> finding its quirk distracting from the plot; that's only less true in <i>Bunny and the Bull</i>. Overall, this is a charming, delightful film when it tries not to be the drama it thinks it is.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2011
    One of the most visually unique films I have ever seen. It was very refreshing to see so much imagination and ingenuity put into one film.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Apr 13, 2011
    Is this movie not the most delightful thing you've ever seen? Does it not just charm you out of your gourd? It's a little similar to Michel Gondry's <i>The Science of Sleep</i> - the whimsical cardboard sets and the awkward shell of a leading man - but <i>Bunny and the Bull</i> always hints at an unresolved tragedy and delivers well on that promise. The quirky flashcuts and calliope music are reminiscent of <i>Amelie</i>, but despite all these similarities or homages, the story has a different heart and a different brain. Edward Hogg is passionately forlorn; Simon Farnaby is likably skeevy; and Verónica Echegui is cutely beguiling. She's like Penelope Cruz for the indie masses. "Are you fucking my face?"
    Alice S Super Reviewer

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