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Americana goes rancid in writer/director Harmony Korine's tale of three elderly cretins who brutalize dolls, molest fauna, and force themselves on garbage cans. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Imagine if you salvaged a grubby VHS tape off the roadside only to discover it contained outtakes from an amateur Jackass knock-off."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"For the brave souls who make it to the end, there should at least be no question of the movie's sincerity."
‑ Sam Adams, Salon.com
"Congratulations Harmony, you've just made the weirdest movie ever."
‑ Chase Whale, Gordon and the Whale
"In one scene of "Trash Humpers," the camera lingers on an abandoned toilet in the middle of a field, as voices cackle off-camera. The filmography of Harmony Korine, ladies and gentlemen!"
‑ Rob Thomas, Wisconsin State Journal
"There's no plot to speak of, but the mayhem Korine captures is oddly engrossing, like a twisted piece of performance art."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"This interminable piece of crap copped a big prize at the 2009 Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival."
‑ Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader
"However crassly delivered, Mr. Korine's warning against over-consumption is unambiguous: these savages are our future, our "true seed." The only surprise is that he didn't include a shot of one of them violating this film."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"A Dadaist delight, Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers is a direct descendant of Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures, perhaps the first and only."
‑ Amy Taubin, Film Comment Magazine
"Viewers unfamiliar with Korine's alternative style of filmmaking may walk out in disgust. But if you're willing to broaden your cinematic expectations to include the utterly random, it's a must-see."
‑ Emily Cheng, Time Out Sydney
"Trash Humpers, far being an authentic expression of the American Id, is a nostalgic lament for an era in which Korine's films could be held up, rightly or wrongly, as transgressive. No longer."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"The crass, fuzzy beauty of VHS' defiantly crisp-free recording technology gives haunting visual power to both the empty-parking-lot dreariness of day and the harsh, lamplit hum of night."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"It's about as enervating a way to waste 78 minutes as I've ever experienced."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The most shocking thing about Trash Humpers is that it's boring...at times, hellishly annoying, but virtually never offensive."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Mostly it is just repulsive but occasionally it's beguiling, and at these points it feels like Korine is getting at something, showing us exactly what we don't want to see..."
‑ Gail Tolley, The Skinny
"There's no real narrative, just three folk in latex OAP masks snorting and cackling through a series of often noctural adventures with wheelchairs, hookers and undead-looking street poet types."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
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