• Released
  • August 25, 2011
  • NR , 1 hr 34 min
  • Comedy
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60

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
When Gonzo divulges his classmates' darkest secrets, we're meant to disapprove of his transformation from swaggering New Journalist to WikiLeaks extremist. In the real world, we've still haven't decided which ethical version we prefer.
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50

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Too cute by half, Beware the Gonzo will appeal to the 20 people left on earth who insist on broadsheets over iPad apps and/or those bewitched by star Ezra Miller's pretty cheekbones.
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50

Slant Magazine

As Beware the Gonzo happily dreams up its nerdy hero's victories over bullies, school censorship, and feeling like a nobody, it seems to do so from another time.
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50

Los Angeles Times

The directing debut for screenwriter Bryan Goluboff, Beware the Gonzo isn't bad, it's just that for a film aiming to celebrate media rebellion it feels timid and unadventurous.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Its serious intentions notwithstanding, Beware the Gonzo is essentially a comedy with a mean streak; its portrait of the big man on campus is truly venomous.
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12

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A thoroughly amateurish effort at capturing clued-in and smartass teens.
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36 out of 100
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