By Hook Or By Crook
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Shy moves from the sticks to San Fransisco's Mission District, where she hooks up with the unhinged Valentine who wants to find her estranged mother. Soon, the two drift into romance and a life of petty crime.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A ragged but endearing buddy movie."
‑ Mary Brennan, Seattle Times
"By Hook or by Crook is, like its principal characters, a bit messy and maladroit but not without a certain charm."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"It's a buddy movie, albeit the queerest buddy movie ever that makes Midnight Cowboy look tame in comparison."
‑ Moira Sullivan,
"An appealing, if decidedly unconventional, buddy picture."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It quickly becomes tiresome and cliché-ridden -- not to mention depressing and pointless."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Refreshingly, this tale of stone butch blues is rarely treatise-like; sexuality never devolves into agitprop."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"A weirdly compelling train wreck of a film that's as raw around the edges as its protagonists."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"Rather staid and uninteresting road trip."
‑ Christopher Null,
"The title ... must be alluding to the possibility that large parts of the movie are begged, borrowed, and stolen from early Gus Van Sant."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Remarkable debut feature."
‑ Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
"Three weeks may be the ostensible time frame for the plot, but sitting through this nauseatingly whimsical and pointless confection feels like a downright eternity."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"One of the best independently financed bank-robbery flicks since Bottle Rocket, despite the complete absence of any actual bank robberies."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
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