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Gummo Reviews

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February 7, 2010
A glue-sniffer's reverie and an aestheticized episode of Beavis & Butthead, explicitly and bracingly set up as an act of cinematic vandalism
August 20, 2009
Gummo aims to be provocatively anti-everything: anti-Christian, anti-feline, non-narrative, unpolished, visually dyslexic, and imaginatively off-putting.
April 28, 2008
Enfant terrible Harmony Korine makes a bizarre, idiosyncratic directing debut with his uncompromising look at youth alientaion in Middle-America, whose downbeat tone and off-putting imagery should appeal to small minority of viewers.
April 28, 2008
Harsh, funny, repellent and occasionally quite moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 28, 2008
C'mon, Harmony. Mano a boyo. What are you really trying to prove here?
April 28, 2008
It's bleak, brutal and redeemed only by Reynolds's outstanding performance.
February 14, 2008
Directors have been hailed as visionaries for less.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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February 9, 2006
Problematic, troubling, dangerous even, but breathtakingly original, and absolutely true to the times. The cutting edge doesn't get any sharper than this.
December 6, 2005
Korine is the Jerry Springer of this world. He doesn't judge his subjects, he can still identify with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 16, 2005
Like watching life on the surface of an alien planet
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 23, 2004
Less shocking than utterly boring.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/10
February 21, 2004
Enter Harmony Korine's directorial debut: new trends in discouraging filmmaking.
| Original Score: 1/5
September 30, 2003
Its an underground wonder.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2003
Abounds with strange beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 12, 2002
Probably the vilest waste of 2 hours of my life.
| Original Score: 0/5
April 12, 2002
In real life, this town was devastated by a tornado 20 years ago. According to Korine's version of things, it never recovered.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 27, 2001
revels in the filth and squalor of the worst variations of human existence, without giving any true insight or understanding about the predicaments of its pathetic character
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 1, 2000
No conceivable competition [this year] will match the sourness, cynicism and pretension of Korine's debut feature.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Perhaps Gummo was dismissed by many people because it obsessively investigates the gray area between being an object and being an actor in which filmed people necessarily exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Korine never gets beneath the troubled surface of his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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