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Beware the Gonzo
Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman (Ezra Miller) is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its ber-popular editor Gavin Riley (Jesse McCartney), Gonzo starts an underground paper, "The Gonzo Files", to give a voice to all the misfits victimized by Gavin and his cronies. With help from the mysterious Evie (Zoe Kravitz), "The Gonzo Files" becomes a runaway hit and turns the school upside down, but Gonzo soon learns that the truth comes with consequences in this fresh teen-angst comedy. Beware the Gonzo also… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Beware the Gonzo" isn't bad, it's just that for a film aiming to celebrate media rebellion it feels timid and unadventurous."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Creates a recognizably adolescent milieu that's also a workable metaphor for the anxieties of the 21st-century press corps."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"High school reporter exposes bully in teen comedy with edge."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
""Beware the Gonzo" is a thoroughly amateurish effort at capturing clued-in and smartass teens."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Too cute by half."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"A crusading young reporter's high-school underground newspaper becomes a rallying point for the bullied and the outcast in this low-budget drama filmed in Brooklyn and Queens."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"With its stacked moral deck, student stereotypes and false, halfhearted ending, "Beware the Gonzo" is really formula straining at the seams to be more."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"While it covers familiar ground, it does so with a light touch."
‑ Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity
"A dramedy set in the present day that doesn't seem to know much about the present day."
‑ Kalvin Henely, Slant Magazine
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