Beware the Gonzo
Beware the Gonzo (2011)

Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman (Ezra Miller) is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor Gavin Riley (Jesse McCartney), Gonzo starts an underground… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 9, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2011
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

"Beware the Gonzo" isn't bad, it's just that for a film aiming to celebrate media rebellion it feels timid and unadventurous.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out

Creates a recognizably adolescent milieu that's also a workable metaphor for the anxieties of the 21st-century press corps.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

High school reporter exposes bully in teen comedy with edge.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"Beware the Gonzo" is a thoroughly amateurish effort at capturing clued-in and smartass teens.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Too cute by half.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

A crusading young reporter's high-school underground newspaper becomes a rallying point for the bullied and the outcast in this low-budget drama filmed in Brooklyn and Queens.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

With its stacked moral deck, student stereotypes and false, halfhearted ending, "Beware the Gonzo" is really formula straining at the seams to be more.

Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

While it covers familiar ground, it does so with a light touch.

Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

A dramedy set in the present day that doesn't seem to know much about the present day.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I found this movie very enjoyable, clever, and well done...even though I seem to be in the minority. I think that Ezra Miller is a very fine young actor, and I… More
Todd Smith
It's the first week of Senior year and already, Gonzo Gilman has been kicked off the school paper and his friends are being bullied. Gonzo is a smart kid… More
Jason Reneau
The premise is quite intriguing and Ezra Miller is really good. BEWARE THE GONZO, wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. But, it is still worth a look.