Gentlemen Broncos (2009)
Critic Consensus: Unselfconsciously juvenile and overwhelmingly quirky, Gentlemen Broncos offers a lot of potty humor but isn't terribly funny.
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Critic Reviews for Gentlemen Broncos
This latest from writer-director Jared Hess is another unsavoury stew of kitsch juvenilia that furthers the rot that set in between his first two films...
At one level, it is pretty bad. Then, on the other level, it is downright horrible. Unless you're an entertainment masochist, neither is very much fun.
Don't pay money to see it, don't waste your time if it comes on cable; you might not even want to bother reading the rest of this review.
Where do you go after rocket-propelled deer statuary, cyclops warriors in golf carts, and Mike White with a dubbed Irish accent?
Jared Hess, who made Napoleon Dynamite, a film I admit I didn't get, has made a film I don't even begin to get.
Audience Reviews for Gentlemen Broncos
Bizarre and oddly written, Gentlemen Broncos is a satire about the world of new sci-fi novels sucess and it's cinematic adaptation, as well it's fans. Dispite being silly, present a juvenile screenplay and seldom have an actually funny scene, the couple of filmmakes, Jared and Jerusha Hess, show another quirky view of the society and another interesting movie to watch. Fresh.
This is by the creator of "Napoleon Dynamite", and if you love that movie, then you will love this movie. Much of the same quiet, off-beat dry humor. It's about a kid who writes a sci-fi story, and a famous author steals his story. Pretty simple, but very weird and a lot of it makes no sense. The sci-fi scenes that are taking place in his story are some of the weirdest scenes I have ever seen, some are funny, but most are just way too out there. Jermain Clement plays the author, and he is great! I've loved everything he's done since "Flight of the Concords"(LOOK IT UP!). Not as good, or classic as "Dynamite"(do the chickens have large tallens?), but it's still worth a view if your into that humor. If your not, then just skip it and quit being a jerk.
A successful pulp author who's run out of ideas steals a teen author's sci-fi novella. The beyond-offbeat tone, which might be characterized as "nerd grotesque," is uneven and takes some serious getting used to, but the movie is never boring; Jemaine Clement's often hilarious performance as the pompous Dr. Chevalier and the bizarre dramatizations of the epic "Yeast Masters" (which feature cyclopses, flying stags and stolen gonads) makes it worth the price of admission. Not for everyone, but not nearly the disaster it's been made out to be.
Gentlemen Broncos Quotes
|Ronald Chevalier:||But please show leniency... always leniency.|
|Don Carlos:||"Go up to my room and undress to your comfort level. Ill be there in a sec."|
|Don Carlos:||Go up to my room and undress to your comfort level. I'll be there in a sec.|
|Bronco/Brutus:||Cyclops there... cyclops there... cyclops THERE... turrets... moon buggies... oh, my holy crap: surveillance does. I hate those.|
|Bronco/Brutus:||You sole my nads Denis!|
|Bronco/Brutus:||You took my nads Denis!|
|Bronco/Brutus:||You took my nads, Dennis!|