63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Teeming with socially awkward misfits, Gentlemen Broncos is not without its absurdist charms, although Hess (who co-scripted with his wife, Jerusha) pushes the envelope in ways it doesn't need pushing.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Fitfully amusing.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The director, Jared Hess, who made "Napoleon Dynamite," a film I admit I didn't get, has made a film I don't even begin to get.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Has little to offer besides unrelenting strangeness.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A comedy that can’t even admit to its own overwhelming sense of disgust.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
If you didn't know otherwise, you'd swear that Gentlemen Broncos was made by a disaffected high school student – and not a particularly talented one.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Setting out to make a cult movie is almost as strange as setting out to make a camp movie. Or setting out to make a movie that's so bad it's good. If you know you're doing it, you're not really doing it.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
There's a lesson behind Gentlemen Broncos , the new film from director Jared Hess: Don't try to mock above your talent level.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Yep, Hess wrote and directed "Dynamite," and here's proof we shouldn't have rewarded him. The hollow "Broncos" is even more cruelly disdainful, designed primarily to scorn the pathetic lives within.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The audience may have bought the act in "Napoleon Dynamite." But this time, the act bombs.
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28 out of 100
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