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Two young friends who call each other "Gerry" drive off into the wilderness to hike in a remote area. After losing their way in the forbiddingly beautiful terrain, they rely on humor and confidence to propel them forward. But when the gravity of their situation takes hold, their strength and prospects for survival wane as the two men face the ultimate test.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The two stars...[Casey Affleck and Matt Damon]...both playing characters named Gerry, wander across the desert for some reason, and if you enjoy watching them on any pretext, you'll probably enjoy this; if you don't, you won't."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"If nothing else, Gerry is restful, though I'm not sure that counts as a recommendation."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A difficult, demanding sit, but it wouldn't have been nearly as fascinating and rewarding a film if it weren't."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Absolutely transfixing at one moment and unbearably boring the next."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Gerry proposes simplicity; even the most capsulated descriptions of it are dubious."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"If you can get lost along with it, Van Sant's Gerry is actually anything but empty: At times it's tonically liberating."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Now we know what happens when director Gus Van Sant gets bored. He makes us bored."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"Gerry, in all ways, is a film geek film. Not for mass consumption, perhaps, but nonetheless a potent expression for those that like this sort of thing."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Although the images from the film are poetic and are more fondly recalled in hindsight, in this case art film for art film's sake doesn't fly very high."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"Nothing special to show at the end for this existential trip to nowhere."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Fascinating, even if perversely so, and quite beautiful."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"There's a purity of purpose in Gerry -- a clean, unwavering focus -- that makes the movie feel strangely exhilarating, even when nothing is happening on the screen."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Likely to sharply divide critics, Gerry goes back to his indie roots with a minimalist work that carries itself almost entirely through the awesome yet austere visuals and sounds."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Hiking for Godot: Van Sant's existential Blair Witch Project's daemon lurks within."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Are these guys as smart as they sound or as dumb as they act?"
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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