Bellflower Synopsis
Two friends dedicate their lives to building weapons, hoping that a global apocalypse will occur.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Here's a movie that starts in your face and, amazingly, keeps coming at you. That's a good thing.
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Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Evan Glodell's debut has the sweetness of a lullaby reverie and the blazing ferocity of a monster-car nightmare, a first-comes-elation,...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bellflower is stylishly watchable - even when it's preposterous.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A daring feature debut by Evan Glodell, Bellflower looks like it was shot with the digital equivalent of a Brownie box camera, and...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

Bellflower has plenty of rough edges and it suffers from a bad case of hipper-than-thou-ness. But it's a triumph.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The protagonists and their idle dreams of a fiery wasteland may well be nihilistic. But the movie - with its stunning cinematography and...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A scrappy indie movie that comes out of nowhere and blows up stuff real good. It also possibly represents the debut of a one-of-a-kind...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Hardly a consistent piece of work, but even when it falls apart toward the end in a mess of bad acting and amazingly youthful...
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The Hollywood Reporter

It's messy and leaves an unusual taste on the palate, but Bellflower has a strange, ugly-sweet appeal that couldn't have been produced...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Like its antiheroes, this slacker tragedy has moments of calm and originality that are sadly obliterated by a tendency toward the extreme....
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Bellflower review

By ojaigirl
A disturbing and gut-wrenching take on "buddy movie meets romantic dramedy". Don't think you've ever quite seen this one before....

By Fandango_fan_343

Interesting tragic story arc, somewhat choppy ending

By brunowe
The characters' ambition is unusual, building a post-apocalyptic car. However, the story arc, based on a romantic relationship, is realistic and effective. Don't want to throw out a spoiler, but...

By szadkowski

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Light it up !

By martin133
It is definitely not gonna be everyone's cup o tea and if your favorite movie so far this year had the term rom com attached to it, you will hate this movie. But go anyway to remind yourself what a...

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By Steve265
Good for an Indie movie. Could see it as well received at Sundance but found parts of it very confusing. Thought the the end did not provide complete closure....

One of the best TRUE indie films in years!

By mainsrgregory
Saw this film when it premiered on its third day running in San Diego. It's images still stay with me all these years later. Evan Is definitely one of Americas top new indie film directors. This is a...


By radiohead84
the first 40 min are a tad slow but it picks up at the end...Great indie soundtrack!...

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Rated R | For Disturbing violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use