• Released
  • August 9, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 34 min
  • Period Film
    Buddy Film
  • 26 Fan Ratings
91

The Playlist

By Rodrigo Perez
A wonderfully eccentric examination of unlikely friendships that illuminates the absurd and lovely corners of life, Prince Avalanche is a deeply enjoyable, wondrous delight.
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90

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Prince Avalanche reconciles Green's twin modes into a whole no other director could have, deeply felt and light as laughter.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Here's a funny, poignant oddball of a movie, existing on a galaxy far, far away from the likes of "Pacific Rim" or "World War Z" or anything whose computer-generated actions speak louder than words.
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85

NPR

Prince Avalanche speaks insightfully to the joys and costs of being alone, and of the risk that comes with letting another person in. Bittersweet and deeply felt, it also shows with confidence the estimable and still surprising talents of its cast and director.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

While the core elements of this reluctant buddy movie could almost constitute a pared-down theater piece, the film breathes with real cinematic expansiveness. Green’s poetic observation skills are the key to that seeming contradiction.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s a “Waiting for Godot” set in the solitary work and lives of two highway line-painters.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
Prince Avalance is frequently funny in a subdued sort of way, but it’s primarily contemplative and eventually intimate.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The opposing genre extremes never entirely come together.
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70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
An unconventional, ultimately rather sweet buddy pic that’s an audiovisual treat.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This sweetly eccentric and low-key buddy picture/bromance bears little resemblance to more well-known examples of the genre, such as "Lethal Weapon" or "Pineapple Express."
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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