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The Brown Bunny

Released May 21, 2003 1h 32m Drama List
47% Tomatometer 95 Reviews 45% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A motorcycle racer (Vincent Gallo) journeys cross country in search of women to take the place of the one true love (Chloë Sevigny) of his life. Read More Read Less
The Brown Bunny

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More dull than hypnotic, The Brown Bunny is a pretentious and self-indulgent bore.

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Keith Uhlich Time Out What was missed amid all the Ecclesiastical accusations of vanity was Gallo's bold exploration of a damaged male psyche. Jan 6, 2021 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 4/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle For all its anti-action, The Brown Bunny gets its teeth in you and shakes. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 19, 2004 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com This film will not appeal to everyone for not everyone can maintain comfort through this much silence, this much emotion and this much stillness. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 4, 2020 Full Review Dan Sallitt Senses of Cinema I couldn't appreciate Gallo the director's Cassavetes-like taste for the realism... But Gallo films locations with a stranger's lucidity and an impressive commitment to natural sound and undoctored images. Oct 18, 2018 Full Review Ray Pride Newcity Singular focus on failure, and a male rage so constrained, so constipated, you can't help but admire its concentration... Its powerful study of pathology is hardly cathartic. There's cumulative languor... sure to aggravate whatever following it finds. Rated: 8/10 May 21, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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Harrison R My theory is that Vincent Gallo paid himself a fortune out of the budget, so the only thing he could film is him driving a car for 90 minutes. Then he used the rest of the money to pay Chloe Sevigny to give him real head twice. A truly bad person. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Jon W If it was not for that famous, oral sex scene, toward the end, no one would be talking about this film. it is sad to see any movie needs to resort to sex to sell a movie and make us talk. not a fun road movie at all. though some call it an art film i see no in it art at all. the whole movie comes across like a bad amateur director shot it. A low budget and no class pretty much sums of this film. i have no idea how the director got Chloë Sevigny to star in this. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/01/23 Full Review ryan p ‘At the time, it felt like the most important thing in the word' -VG My sentiments exactly (at that August 2, 2004, Century Cinema Chicago preview screening) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review andrew p I've seen hundreds of films, this movie is definitely the absolute worst film I've ever seen in my life. The use of a person camera, the boring scenes throughout the film where nothing happens is terrible. This film is worse than the movie The Room easily. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm going to reluctantly give it a fraction of a star just because the locations and a couple of the ideas and/or main theme are mildly interesting. The only reason this was made and accepted by Cannes is due to Sevigny and Gallo's reputation as established actors. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member he is a sad man but you can skip until 15 min before of ending and you will sabe time, you wull understand everything and see what you know it! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A motorcycle racer (Vincent Gallo) journeys cross country in search of women to take the place of the one true love (Chloë Sevigny) of his life.
Director
Vincent Gallo
Producer
Vincent Gallo
Screenwriter
Vincent Gallo
Distributor
Wellspring Media
Production Co
Vincent Gallo Productions
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 21, 2003, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Aug 16, 2005
Box Office (Gross USA)
$365.7K
Runtime
1h 32m