Trash Humpers

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It's oddly affecting in a deeply discomfiting way, but Trash Humpers pales in comparison with Harmony Korine's earlier, truly transgressive work.

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Americana goes rancid in writer/director Harmony Korine's tale of three elderly cretins who brutalize dolls, molest fauna, and force themselves on garbage cans. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Trash Humpers

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  • Trash Humpers, far being an authentic expression of the American Id, is a nostalgic lament for an era in which Korine's films could be held up, rightly or wrongly, as transgressive. No longer.

    Jun 24, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It is an exercise in experimental provocation and in pure insolence, while sometimes being horribly funny and fascinating, reviving the spirit of Tod Browning's Freaks and the ice-cold vision of Diane Arbus.

    Jun 18, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a typical Korine move: gesture towards seriousness, and then undercut it in the name of puerility. Or is it post-political cynicism?

    Jun 18, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • This is counter-cinema at its best. For every insipid, corporate-led blockbuster that comes hurtling out of Hollywood, something as gross, coarse and provocative as Trash Humpers must counteract, if just to remind us of the power of film.

    Jun 17, 2010
  • Imagine if you salvaged a grubby VHS tape off the roadside only to discover it contained outtakes from an amateur Jackass knock-off.

    Jun 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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  • This interminable piece of crap copped a big prize at the 2009 Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival.

    Jun 3, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trash Humpers

  • Feb 02, 2016
    Easily one of the worst films I've ever seen, certainly the worst of Harmony Korine. I really enjoyed Gummo but this, this is complete garbage about 3 people wearing wrinkled masked pretending to be elderly people doing criminally insane things such as vandalizing property and desecrating items in a repetitive manner. There was no plot, no understanding of the characters and it was shot entirely with a cam recorder. There's absolutely nothing artistic about this film at all, it's disturbingly bad. I am appalled.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2012
    Backing to Korine's earlier transgressive work, Trash Humpers also bring that old charm by VHS and show a brutal critic to American society.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 28, 2010
    A welcome return to form from Harmony Korine. While Mister Lonely was his attempt at making a more traditional, narrative style film albeit a very bizarre one, Trash Humpers has no such plans. You can expect random acts of vandalism, trash humping, laughing at a fat kid repeatedly failing to land one ball at a basketball court, trash humping, singing, trash humping, bad beat poetry, trash humping, bloodshed, trash humping etc. That being said this movie isn't as memorable as Julien Donkey Boy or Gummo and it did feel like it was dragging after the 45 minute mark. Still though consistently funny, bizarre and offensive to lame assholes. Good way to spend 74 minutes for sure.
    Ed Fucking H Super Reviewer
  • Nov 21, 2010
    A gang of rednecks in wrinkled masks that make them look like escapees from a nursing home for the criminally insane engage in random acts of vandalism in empty suburbs. A dull, pretentious slog through the rubbish: your bourgeois sensibilities may or may not be offended, but they'll almost certainly be bored.
    Greg S Super Reviewer

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