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Gentlemen Broncos Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 12, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 27, 2009
Lacking any level of empathy or sympathy, however, Broncos becomes an exercise in disgust; this feels like art created by people who get their kicks tripping people on crutches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
November 2, 2009
Everything that basically worked in Napoloeon Dynamite -- the behind-the-beat timing, the arch eccentricity -- it's all misjudged here.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
October 27, 2009
Hess still seems to see his characters as little more than objects of comedic fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
April 30, 2010
It's all an excuse for Hess to populate his small-town America with a series of off-the-scale oddballs and gross-out humour. The whole premise would be far better if it didn't seem quite so self-indulgent.
Leo Robson
Financial Times
April 29, 2010
I feel it is my duty to warn fans of Jared Hess's teen comedy Napoleon Dynamite that they will find nothing to please them here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
November 8, 2009
It feels almost mean-spirited to laugh at Benjamin's travails. He has done nothing to provoke them and seems incapable of fending for himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 30, 2009
Jared Hess is now, after Rudolf Hess, my most hated Hess.
Read More | Original Score: D-
Nick Hasted
Little White Lies
April 30, 2010
Veers from hilarious to unwatchable.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Edward Douglas
October 27, 2009
An abysmal waste of time and talent, a movie that takes a weak premise that could barely sustain a short homemade movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 13, 2009
A whole bunch of fecal, scrotal and pukal jokes have been planted in Gentlemen Broncos to distract us from its lack of narrative momentum.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Barsanti
October 29, 2009
it's all pose, with hardly a laugh in sight
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Sean O'Neal
AV Club
October 29, 2009
Every frame of Hess' new crammed with so much deliberate tackiness that it borders on exhausting self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jenna Busch
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
October 30, 2009
GENTLEMEN BRONCOS feels like a Saturday Night Liveskit that's gone on about ten minutes too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Katey Rich
October 29, 2009
The Hesses could not be bothered to separate the wheat from the chaff, presenting a movie that's a jumble of ideas and pastiches, none of them paying off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
July 16, 2010
Rockwell is the film's only consistently amusing presence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Thomas Leupp
October 30, 2009
Defecating snakes, breast-puncturing blowdarts and jars of human testicles are just a few of the lowbrow delights to be found in this insipid, surprisingly crude comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 30, 2009
Timing, good jokes and characters you can laugh with and at are mostly missing
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
May 3, 2010
This deliberately amateurish, self-indulgent effort manages to be odd while rarely remembering to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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