The Brown Bunny
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Actor and musician Vincent Gallo takes on the role of writer, director, editor, cinematographer, and star with his second filmmaking effort, The Brown Bunny. Motorcycle racer Bud Clay (Gallo) drives his van across the country in search of his lost love, Daisy (ChloŽ Sevigny). He stops at her parents' house and sees the brown bunny she left behind. Along the rest of the way, he stops for gas, rides his bike, and makes out with a woman at a roadside rest area (Cheryl Tiegs). He meets up with Daisy when he finally arrives in Los Angeles, leading to the revelatory conclusion in his hotel room.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A passable, if often dreary, evocation of those '70s road movies in which disillusioned young men (and the occasional woman) took to the highway in search of America, the meaning of things or maybe just a hamburger."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"So mind-numbingly dull it makes you yearn for one of those World War II-spy instant-death pills."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"When every other scene looks like a cola, jeans or motorcycle commercial -- perfectly unposed with hair proudly mussed -- Gallo's motivations seem too compromised."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"Personally, I think there's a haunting and fairly poignant story here; too bad it's surrounded by so many damn driving scenes."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"If this is a 'feature film,' then so are your old home movies, or videotapes from a convenience store's security camera. ... It's not just one scene; the whole movie blows."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"A road movie, but made by someone who seems so self-absorbed he might as well be asleep at the wheel."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Must be one of the truest songs of roadside America that the movies have produced."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"As a truncated work, it stands as a road movie tone poem."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Vincent Gallo is probably a much more interesting fellow than Bud Clay, the inarticulate motorcycle racer he portrays in The Brown Bunny."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"a pretentious, silly bore of a would-be existential art film"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"What plays for 80 minutes like an intolerable, self-indulgent road trip largely redeems itself in the last 10 minutes, through a moving explanation of the anti-hero's catatonic depression."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"Narcissisistic, self-indulgent, solipsistic claptrap is still narcissistic, self-indulgent, solipsistic claptrap, no matter how long or short."
‑ Charles Ealy, Dallas Morning News
"A humorless self-indulgent and self-loathing mess that is saddled with an uninteresting story and arty pretensions."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Is it good? Not really. But as was the case with his Buffalo 66, Gallo once again shows himself to be a fascinating enigma and possibly his own worst enemy."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"For all its anti-action, The Brown Bunny gets its teeth in you and shakes."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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