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Gummo Reviews

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Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
If not the single worst film of the decade, at least the worst of the year -- and I saw Tarzan and the Lost City.
| Original Score: 2/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
I found myself becoming bored and tuning the film out.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
Dragan Antulov
March 23, 2004
Less shocking than utterly boring.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/10
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 24, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
December 25, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
February 27, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 12, 2002
Probably the vilest waste of 2 hours of my life.
| Original Score: 0/5
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Korine's trying to offer a radical vision of rotten America, but the whole thing feels warmed over.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Korine never gets beneath the troubled surface of his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
By the end, one almost wishes another tornado would descend and wash away these subnormal characters for whom there is neither redemption nor purpose in life.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
The effect is as horribly funny as it is depressing, but gets pretty hard to take after a while, especially for anyone who is a committed cat-lover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Give me a f---ing break, man.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Chris Grunden
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Simply a series of incidents with no central narrative in sight, and though the film strives to achieve realism, it feels contrived and false.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Korine's objective is so narrow and mean, and his viewpoint so colored by smug, adolescent condescension, that Gummo comes off like a mean-spirited prank.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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
Greg Muskewitz
February 21, 2004
Enter Harmony Korine's directorial debut: new trends in discouraging filmmaking.
| Original Score: 1/5
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