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      Bottle Rocket

      R Released Feb 21, 1996 1 hr. 31 min. Comedy TRAILER for Bottle Rocket: Trailer 1 List
      86% 73 Reviews Tomatometer 79% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score In Wes Anderson's first feature film, Anthony (Luke Wilson) has just been released from a mental hospital, only to find his wacky friend Dignan (Owen C. Wilson) determined to begin an outrageous crime spree. After recruiting their neighbor, Bob (Robert Musgrave), the team embarks on a road trip in search of Dignan's previous boss, Mr. Henry (James Caan). But the more they learn, the more they realize that they do not know the first thing about crime. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 23 Buy Now

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      Bottle Rocket is Reservoir Dogs meets Breathless with a West Texas sensibility.

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      Audience Member Two friends decide to go into the life of crime; question is do they even have a clue how to do it correctly? Both Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson star in Wes Anderson's first quirky outing. One has left a mental hospital, the other wants the thrill of the chase. There's not really a lot of gunplay in this and I was actually more interested in the love story portion. The actual caper doesn't start until the very end. But both Wilson's chemistry shines. For young criminal wannabes they sure do have a lot to learn. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review Conner D I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It was an easy watch that kept my attention from start to finish. This is not a flashy exciting tale of daring heists, rather an insight on a few guys just trying to live for something. Was it perfect? No. Is it worth watching at some point? Absolutely! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/23/23 Full Review Andy S Hilarious. Charming and honest. Wes Anderson in his embryonic form. What a refreshing point of view. Both Wilson's are tremendous. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/15/23 Full Review StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 31 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/25/23 Full Review stephen b A little quirky with flashes of the directing style to come. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/16/23 Full Review Patrick R fun and enjoyable movie, it's cool to see Wes Anderson's first work and see how much he was changed, and still seeing some of his style from the jump was very cool. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Bottle Rocket

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      David Hunter Hollywood Reporter The performers look like they're having a lot of fun, but there is a great deal of skill on display. Feb 21, 2018 Full Review Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times A confident, eccentric debut about a trio of shambling and guileless friends who become the Candides of crime, Rocket feels particularly refreshing because it never compromises on its delicate deadpan sensibility. Mar 4, 2014 Full Review Bruce Diones New Yorker [Bottle Rocket] meanders pleasantly, like a road movie, with a seventies-style, anything-goes offhandedness that whisks the audience through the rough spots. Mar 4, 2014 Full Review Joe Leydon The Moving Picture Show In tone, style and content, this quirky little movie recalls the low-key comedies of Bill Forsythe ("Local Hero," "Housekeeping"), the poet laureate of melancholy whimsy. Nov 9, 2023 Full Review Farah Cheded A Good Movie To Watch Wes Anderson’s debut might lack the meticulous visual style he's synonymous with, but it's full of the charm and understated emotion we love him for. Sep 29, 2023 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a thoroughly quirky yet mostly compelling comedy... Rated: 3/4 Aug 6, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In Wes Anderson's first feature film, Anthony (Luke Wilson) has just been released from a mental hospital, only to find his wacky friend Dignan (Owen C. Wilson) determined to begin an outrageous crime spree. After recruiting their neighbor, Bob (Robert Musgrave), the team embarks on a road trip in search of Dignan's previous boss, Mr. Henry (James Caan). But the more they learn, the more they realize that they do not know the first thing about crime.
      Director
      Wes Anderson
      Executive Producer
      Barbara Boyle, James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai, Michael Taylor
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 21, 1996, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 18, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $488.6K
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR
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