Bottle Rocket Synopsis
Three inept robbers (Owen C. Wilson, Luke Wilson, Robert Musgrave) pull heists in suburban Dallas.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is a movie about friendship, about foolhardy endeavors that get your adrenaline going and make you feel life buzzing in your toes....
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83

Entertainment Weekly

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The title refers to cheap fireworks that fizz before they flame out quietly, and that's what three Southwestern slackers do in this amiable...
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80

Dallas Observer

By Andy Klein
Its tone has elements of Jim Jarmusch and the Coen brothers but without Jarmusch's self-conscious artiness or the Coens' hip snottiness.
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80

Empire

By Kim Newman
In an era not exactly short of quirky bungled heist movies, Anderson and Wilson take an interesting tack – coming in late on lifelong...
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80

Variety

By David Rooney
Full of surprising warmth and charm, unexpected plot turns and droll characters that bounce off each other in refreshing ways.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a cool breeze of a comedy, with a slant on things that's dark but compassionate. Watching Bottle Rocket doesn't just make you laugh....
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Rocket flies with comic-kaze crooks. [21 February 1996, p. D6]
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75

Baltimore Sun

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Bottle Rocket's off-handed, anti-professional humor is extremely amusing and its ability to evoke the bittersweet pangs of love and...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
sStarts and finishes strong, but, somewhere in the middle, it loses its focus and its way.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Entertaining if you understand exactly what it is: if you see it as a film made by friends out of the materials presented by their lives...
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ The first Anderson/Wilson offbeat, talky comedy.
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