Buffalo 66
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Actor Vincent Gallo (The Funeral, Palookaville) made his feature directorial debut with this drama about convict Billy Brown (Gallo), released after half a decade spent behind bars. Drifting into downtown Buffalo, Billy kidnaps teen Layla (Christina Ricci) and has her pose as his loving wife when he visits his parents (Ben Gazzara and Anjelica Huston). Layla praises him and goes along with his fanciful tale that they met at CIA headquarters, where they both worked. Mom and dad not only fall for this, they are entranced by Layla, who soon begins to embellish her act. When she claims to be… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If Martin Scorsese, John Cassavetes, and Abel Ferrara took turns directing scenes of a film written by and starring Jerry Lewis, it might resemble Buffalo '66."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"Gallo transforma um personagem antipático e instável em uma figura comovente, enquanto Ricci, em uma de suas atuações mais sensuais, quase rouba o filme."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Buffalo '66 left me confused and unsatisfied, yet it's not an easy movie to dismiss."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"(A) bleak, outstandingly creative film...(Gallo's) wounded, embittered performance is captivating, and so is his filmmaking."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"The comedic edge to the story works well, though at times the film seems too arty."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Actor Vincent Gallo makes a feature directing debut with this bizarre, self-indulgent tale of a troubled guy, played by him in a narcissistic mode, who has never reconciled his unhappy childhood."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Funny and quirky, with a great performance by Ricci. Gallo quickly grows annoying, though."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"...the darkly beautiful work of an autistic, damaged child."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"[An] eccentric little road movie that never really leaves home."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
"It may not be the masterpiece that its narcissistic writer-director-star Vincent Gallo has claimed to be, but his filmmaking debut is a ceaselessly fascinating piece of work."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Gallo and Ricci? Can you possibly go wrong? Well, maybe if you tried to be conventional, but there's no danger of that here."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"a love song to director-star Vincent Gallo by screenwriter Vincent Gallo (orchestrated, coincidentally, to the strains of music by Vincent Gallo)..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Unfortunately, the bottom line is that it's tedious and pointless. Better luck next time."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
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