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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...
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20

L.A. Weekly

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

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated R | For disturbing sexual violence, some shootings and strong language