• Released
  • October 17, 1997
  • R , 1 hr 28 min
  • Drama
  • 5 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Bored Ohio teens (Jacob Reynolds, Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell) kill time with destructive pastimes.

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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Gummo isn't so much a movie as it is an experiment, and, taken on those terms, it is a fascinating piece of work. Repellent, disgusting and...
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60

Empire

By Kim Newman
As horribly funny as it is depressing, it gets pretty hard to take after a while, especially for anyone who is a committed cat-lover. A...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's an interesting technique -- the blurring of reality and "movies" -- but Korine's objective is so narrow and mean, and his viewpoint so...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

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The sideshows in Gummo offer no particular form -- or even formlessness -- despite the visual momentum created by Jean Yves Escoffier's...
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25

Baltimore Sun

Gummo is one of the most repellent cinematic efforts in recent memory. Whatever small audiences it attracts -- and they will be drawn...
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By
Korine's trying to offer a radical vision of rotten America, but the whole thing feels warmed over.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Like Jerry Springer, it's loaded with class bias, offering a condescending fantasy that sees the poor as exotically grotesque, promiscuous,...
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20

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Virtually plotless, the movie does its best to be offensive, but not in the service of any particular theme. The use of mentally impaired...
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0

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
The point of all this nihilism and grotesqueness? You got me. Perhaps Korine thinks he's getting at some harsh truth in showing troubled...
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's no artistic or thematic point — except maybe to demonstrate that a young filmmaker is as much in need of someone to say no as the...
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Rated R