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Gerry Reviews

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Michael Dequina
January 5, 2010
A difficult, demanding sit, but it wouldn't have been nearly as fascinating and rewarding a film if it weren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 11, 2008
The two stars...[Casey Affleck and Matt Damon]...both playing characters named Gerry, wander across the desert for some reason, and if you enjoy watching them on any pretext, you'll probably enjoy this; if you don't, you won't.
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Gerry, in all ways, is a film geek film. Not for mass consumption, perhaps, but nonetheless a potent expression for those that like this sort of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 31, 2006
Likely to sharply divide critics, Gerry goes back to his indie roots with a minimalist work that carries itself almost entirely through the awesome yet austere visuals and sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
Absolutely transfixing at one moment and unbearably boring the next.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Geoffrey Kleinman
February 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
January 30, 2004
Hiking for Godot: Van Sant's existential Blair Witch Project's daemon lurks within.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
January 5, 2004
Gerry proposes simplicity; even the most capsulated descriptions of it are dubious.
Ryan Gilbey
Sight and Sound
October 7, 2003
The picture can be read as a warning about the perils of improvisation -- a neat joke given how fruitful that method proves here.
Matthew Turner
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nev Pierce
July 29, 2003
Mesmerising, daring and defiantly leftfield.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
May 16, 2003
You have to stay with Gerry, which starts out as a willful stunt, turns into a sadistic endurance test and ends up as something surprisingly affable and engaging.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
April 26, 2003
An amusing, sometimes rivetingly uneventful curiosity, nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
April 18, 2003
If you can get lost along with it, Van Sant's Gerry is actually anything but empty: At times it's tonically liberating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
April 18, 2003
The staggering beauty of the wilderness is set in contrapuntal rhythm with the staggering banality of the two Gerrys as they become more dispirited, more disoriented.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Katrina Onstad
National Post
April 18, 2003
It is the kind of film that can be invested with all kinds of meaning, or none at all, and enjoyed purely as spectacle, the way one enjoys an Imax movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 18, 2003
Fascinating, even if perversely so, and quite beautiful.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 17, 2003
Adventurous and patient moviegoers should see the film for themselves. Just make sure to leave your watch at home.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 14, 2003
A shaggy-dog story of slackers in the hands of an angry (or at least indifferent) god.
| Original Score: 3/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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Todd McCarthy
February 18, 2011
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
February 9, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006

October 1, 2003
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Houston Chronicle
April 19, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 28, 2003
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 23, 2003

Film Journal International
February 15, 2003
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Stephanie Zacharek
February 14, 2003
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