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Gummo Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
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
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 20, 2009
Gummo aims to be provocatively anti-everything: anti-Christian, anti-feline, non-narrative, unpolished, visually dyslexic, and imaginatively off-putting.

TV Guide
April 28, 2008
Harsh, funny, repellent and occasionally quite moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
February 14, 2008
Directors have been hailed as visionaries for less.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
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.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
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
Luke Y. Thompson
September 16, 2005
Like watching life on the surface of an alien planet
| Original Score: 5/5
Moira Sullivan
September 30, 2003
Its an underground wonder.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 11, 2003
Abounds with strange beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
An incredibly powerful social document.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
It is a film experience like no other, a movie for which the word original was clearly invented for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Emanuel Levy
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.
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Paul Tatara
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.
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
March 23, 2004
Less shocking than utterly boring.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/10
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
February 27, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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