Bellflower (2011)

Bellflower follows two friends as they venture out into the world to begin their adult lives. Literally all their free time is spent building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 5, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This fevered, stylish vision of the end of the world stitches multiple genres together and marks writer/director/star Evan Glodell as a true talent to watch.

Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Bellflower revs the engine of an exciting new maverick.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It's like the world's coolest iPhone camera app writ large, and while it'd be misleading to make too much of this picture, it'd be a shame to make too little of it, either.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Mr. Glodell's sexist, one-dimensional depiction of women notwithstanding, he also seems to champion domestic abuse when justified by infidelity.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

A delightfully strange hybrid creature.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

After a while, "Bellflower" feels like it can't stop checking itself out in the mirror. It's a pose, not a movie.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

Girls, be careful how you break up with a guy who owns his own flamethrower.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Possibly represents the debut of a one-of-a-kind filmmaker, a natural driven by wild energy, like Tarantino.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Handmade and helpless, it's nevertheless the real deal, an artful blurt of sensitivity and rage.

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Richard Haridy

Glodell's debut is undoubtedly an immature work but it's such a genuine and energetic achievement that the flaws ultimately don't matter. Bellflower is an amazing mess.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
I'm gonna do something I never do: completely use someone else's brief plot synopsis to describe things. Here it is, courtesy of the film's… More
paul oh
A incendiary film that brings out a lot for a debut. The cinematography is the first thing that catches your eye. With a dirty and gritty look into the world of… More
Kevin M. Williams
Oozing rage and anger, this microscopic sample for study involves the life/non-life of some twenty something Americans, bored with having it all, bored with all… More
Raymond Wieser
Bellflower is not so much a continuous story as it is a blurred study of young adults sensitivity and rage set against the end of the world. Evan Glodell who… More
"What an odd film this was. I didn't know what it was about when I started it. Just wanted to watch a movie that would help me fall asleep. I… More
Lewis C.
Bellflower is a difficult movie to review, as well as describe. It's all over the place as far as theme goes. Part love story, part...well, something else.… More