75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
To say that Vulgar is not for all tastes might be the understatement of the year. For starters, this black comedy has a male rape scene that makes the one in "Deliverance" seem mild by comparison.
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20

L.A. Weekly

First-time director Bryan Johnson's failure to resolve the film’s two moods -- psychopathic sexual brutality and light social satire -- proves fatal.
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10

New Times (L.A.)

By Andy Klein
The acting tends toward the cartoonish (not in a good way), and the story is built on a series of illogical motivations.
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10

Los Angeles Times

Johnson does seem to have some psycho-sexual ax to grind amid all this visual and sexual crudity. For instance, women barely figure in the action, with Will taking on various stereotypical feminine attributes. But good luck finding meaning in all this mess.
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0

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Vulgar doesn't begin to describe it: Try one of the foulest, least funny films ever made under the rubric of black comedy.
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's impossible to imagine why Lions Gate, the indie distributor that released "Monster's Ball," would bother with this garbage.
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0

The New York Times

By Dave Kehr
Too campy to work as straight drama and too violent and sordid to function as comedy, Vulgar is, truly and thankfully, a one-of-a-kind work.
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0

Village Voice

By Mark Holcomb
Sure to appear in everyone's worst-of lists at year's end, to say nothing of a few bad dreams, Bryan Johnson's Vulgar is an unclassifiably awful study in self- and audience-abuse.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The only thing shocking about it, however, is the degree to which self-congratulatory gutter exhibitionism has become the degraded ash end of indie ''edge.''
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0

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Inexplicably mixing lamer-than-lame "bad taste" comedy with yea worse traumatized-assault-victim histrionics, pic's only entertainment value lies in viewer weighing whether pic is primarily a.) offensive b.) amateurish c.) pathetic or d.) a cry for help.
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5 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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