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Gummo Reviews

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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?
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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.
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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.
| Original Score: 1/4
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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.
| Original Score: 1/5
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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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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