Gummo
Gummo (1997)

Some time after a devastating tornado has leveled their town, a group of eclectic, ennui-stricken teenagers in Xenia, Ohio pass their days by riding their bikes, playing practical jokes, sniffing glue and paying for sex with a friend's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

Enfant terrible Harmony Korine makes a bizarre, idiosyncratic directing debut with his uncompromising look at youth alientaion in Middle-America, whose downbeat tone and off-putting imagery should appeal to small minority of viewers.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

In real life, this town was devastated by a tornado 20 years ago. According to Korine's version of things, it never recovered.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A glue-sniffer's reverie and an aestheticized episode of Beavis & Butthead, explicitly and bracingly set up as an act of cinematic vandalism

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Paul Tatara
CNN.com

C'mon, Harmony. Mano a boyo. What are you really trying to prove here?

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

No conceivable competition [this year] will match the sourness, cynicism and pretension of Korine's debut feature.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Gummo aims to be provocatively anti-everything: anti-Christian, anti-feline, non-narrative, unpolished, visually dyslexic, and imaginatively off-putting.

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Time Out

Problematic, troubling, dangerous even, but breathtakingly original, and absolutely true to the times. The cutting edge doesn't get any sharper than this.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Korine's objective is so narrow and mean, and his viewpoint so colored by smug, adolescent condescension, that Gummo comes off like a mean-spirited prank.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Harsh, funny, repellent and occasionally quite moving.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A disjointed, pointless and depressing exercise in nihilism, with Korine just throwing together random scenes to show the filth of the white trash. But all that… More
Lucas Martins
With the mix of surrealism and realism, Harmony's vision about the "white trash", boring and strange lifes is unique and for me one of the most… More
Greg S
A largely plotless, impressionistic and depressing tour of the hopeless white trash residents of Xenia, OH. A lot like what would result if someone took home… More
Bruce Bruce
A Very Sick and dirty movie. 1/2 star
Jack Hawkins
'Gummo' is a very strange little film. Its documentary realism is rather captivating, the bizarre people we see appear to be completely real.… More
Unknown Hobo
Now don't get me wrong, I love movies that make no sense and Gummo certainly fits that criteria but I found it was so absurd at times that it even lost its… More

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