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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Take a chance on Gerry. It's only a movie, and you'll get out alive no matter what happens on the screen. You might even find you've had a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is on some level a stunt, but it has the fervent, sun-dazed pull of an authentic experience unfolding in real time, with glints...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Casual moviegoers may enjoy it, too, if they follow a simple rule: Stop looking for the way out and let yourself get lost.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Watching Gus Van Sant's Gerry is the cinematic equivalent of watching paint dry. I mean that as high praise.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
For those with the patience to latch onto Van Sant's slow, methodical groove. It's worth trying.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is so gloriously bloody-minded, so perverse in its obstinacy, that it rises to a kind of mad purity. The longer the movie ran,...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Gerry isn't much of anything, and doesn't claim to be. It's a movie stripped of its movieness.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
If it were a landscape painting, Gerry would deserve a place in the National Gallery. But as a movie...deserves its own wing in The Old...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Strands Matt Damon and Casey Affleck (both named Gerry) in a desert with little to say and do except lose themselves in an existential...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Gerry is ragingly bad art that contributes to a definition of independent film as something no one would want to sit through.
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