Breakfast of Champions
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Breakfast of Champions
Dwayne Hoover, the most respected businessman in Midland City, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown- yet his identity as the leader of the town's financial empire continues to flourish as he slowly descends from semi-sanity into madness. At the same time, Kilgore Trout, a misunderstood, impoverished writer is making a cross-country odyssey to Midland City to be the guest of honor at the town's first fine arts festival. In search of answers in his crumbling world and in desperation to hear a new voice, Dwayne Hoover attends the festival. When Hoover and Trout finally meet their two… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Breakfast of Champions is a spectacular failure."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Mr. Showbiz
"The movie looks and feels like a frantic, live-action psychedelic cartoon."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Rudolph exagera ao transformar o filme em um delírio (in)digno de Terry Gilliams, mas o roteiro, sua mensagem e as atuações acabam equilibrando a balança."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"With so many satirical targets and such a mad, busy stage, getting through this shrill, tiresome film is another story altogether."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
"A ghastly misfire that brings out the self-indulgent worst in everyone involved."
‑ Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture Show
"A misfire."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Tasteless adaptation makes for flaky Breakfast."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"Adaptating a Vonnegut book isn't easy. This movie pulls it off (for the most part)."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Boring cinema."
‑ Jordan Hoffman,
"Rudolph's use of grotesque close-ups, boisterous parodies of inane TV fare and manic handling of his actors do nothing to enrich the message."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Breakfast of Champions is a weirdly stillborn experience."
‑ Robert Horton,
"What could be funnier than Nick Nolte in a dress?"
‑ Scott Von Doviak,
"Breakfast of Champions is so chaotic that after twenty minutes you can easily lose patience for its scattershot arrangement and redundant reproaches."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Where the book succeeded with its slippery narrative, the film, without one coherent scene or line of dialogue to its credit, falls apart on arrival."
‑ Jason Kaufman, Citysearch
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