Bully
Bully (2001)

Photographer and filmmaker Larry Clark, who made a controversial feature debut with the disturbing drama Kids, returns with another disquieting look at amoral and sexually precocious youth. Bobby (Nick Stahl) is a high school student… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 29, 2002
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Critic Score
54%
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69%



Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its lingering shots of naked teenage bodies, Bully feels more sordidly exploitative than realistic.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

...an exploitation teen movie in the pejorative sense of the word.

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Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

A bit long and repetitive.

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Heather Wadowski
Film Threat

hose involved in the real life story this film is based on should be disgusted -- for both sides were truly cheated out of the respect they deserved.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Much too concerned with flashing nude scenes of its barely legal cast to make a point or unfold a story.

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Jurgen Fauth
About.com

An extremely disturbing tale of escalating peer pressure.

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David Williams
Film Threat

Thanks, Larry Clark, for this festering little slice of suburban life: a perfect respite from 2001's summer of predictable Hollywood programming.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Clark is not a moralist, which is good, but he is not much of a dramatist either. You get the impression that the fascination with youth in his movies, just like in his photos, provides an excuse for voyeurism.

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Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

'Bully' demands attention for the way in which it forces us to watch and digest a dark slice of American society. American beauty this ain't.

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Brian Walker
ViewLondon

A brutal, though darkly humorous film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Jack Hawkins
'Bully' gives the viewer an insight into a group of maddeningly awful young people. They're much like the characters from a Bret Easton Ellis… More
Lady D'arbanville
Based on a true story, this is a teen story with a difference. Sexually charged and drug fueled teens seek revenge on the bully who controls them and… More
Alex roy
A powerful true to story drama, Bully is a stunning and very dark film. With a great cast of actors, director Larry Clark crafts a memorable drama that is hard… More
Unknown Hobo
I watched this movie to see if Larry Clark managed to bring in some of the darker elements that I felt were missing from his previous movie Kids. I honestly… More
Zach Brehany
Essentially, this is one hell of a disturbing film. But what makes this even more shocking is the direction of Larry Clark and the dark, gritty way the film is… More
Japes .
Maybe if the girls weren't such whores and Marty wasn't such a fucking girl, Bobby wouldn't be a problem. This movie sucks, and is very… More