Julien Donkey-Boy
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JULIEN DONKEY-BOY is about a schizophrenic who gets a job as a teacher in a school for the blind.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Julien donkey-boy acquires a spiritual dimension that allows it ultimately to become an act of redemption."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Projects such as Julien exist not to explore the essentials of a film, but to induce in audiences a kind of critical vertigo."
‑ Ana Marie Cox, Salon.com
"The armless cardsharp and the rapping albino are just two of the treasures in this miraculous movie."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"While julien donkey-boy is neither bourgeois nor romantic, it is often unsettlingly funny, though it ultimately recedes into a dark womb of despair."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Julien Donkey-Boy, a nihilistic bit of crap that wants to be oh-so-cool but is really just a low-budget exploration of nothing."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"A self-indulgent mess."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"This movie could make you physically ill."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Most people who see Julien Donkey-Boy will leave the theater disturbed and it will take a special kind of odd-movie aficionado to appreciate the feeling."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"Has the look and feel of something unearthed in an archeological dig - a primitive piece of folk art."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, culturevulture.net
"Donkey-Boy exists in an uneasy space between documentary, improvisation, and fictional narrative, and often makes one suspect that Korine may be exploiting his oddball cast."
‑ Robert Payne, Reel.com
"It adds up to something, unlike a lot of movies where individual shots are sensational, but they add up to nothing."
‑ Roger Ebert, At the Movies
"... mostly it just seemed mean, ruthless and designed simply to shock the sensibilities of the squares."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Julien Donkey-Boy really is an excuse to let Korine go nuts with his jerky video camera as he stitches together a series of completely unrelated and utterly vapid sequences."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"It's disappointing that this film doesn't really have a storyline, because the characters have a lot of potential."
‑ Christabel Padmore, Apollo Guide
"The sophomore directorial effort of Harmony Korine is one steaming, smelly pile of cinematic excrement."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
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