The Brown Bunny Reviews

February 27, 2007
October 15, 2004
A passable, if often dreary, evocation of those '70s road movies in which disillusioned young men (and the occasional woman) took to the highway in search of America, the meaning of things or maybe just a hamburger.
October 8, 2004
A road movie, but made by someone who seems so self-absorbed he might as well be asleep at the wheel.
October 8, 2004
What plays for 80 minutes like an intolerable, self-indulgent road trip largely redeems itself in the last 10 minutes, through a moving explanation of the anti-hero's catatonic depression.
September 18, 2004
Must be one of the truest songs of roadside America that the movies have produced.
September 16, 2004
Narcissisistic, self-indulgent, solipsistic claptrap is still narcissistic, self-indulgent, solipsistic claptrap, no matter how long or short.
September 15, 2004
I don't know that I've ever encountered a filmmaker who wants to be loved so badly on his own wheedling, whiny, abrasive, motherless, misogynistic, and -- last but not least -- non-narrative terms.
September 10, 2004
At 20 minutes, The Brown Bunny might be a lovely, '70s-flavored short. But at its current length, the film often feels as if someone set up a camera and then wandered off, forgetting about it.
September 10, 2004
Less a story of undying love and passion than a singularly focused lovefest. And it's a self-lovefest, really, no matter who the flower girl is.
September 10, 2004
Worthless, a work of colossal self-indulgence that makes you wonder if its creator ever should be allowed to touch a camera again.