Buffalo '66
Buffalo '66 (1998)

First-time director Vincent Gallo stars in this self-consciously stylized story of a social misfit who's rescued from emotional annihilation by the girl he kidnaps.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 26, 1998
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2000
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Gallo, who also wrote, directed and scored Buffalo '66 , is a smart young filmmaker, not least in his casting.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The intimate, idiosyncratic and very funny Buffalo '66 --directed by and starring Vincent Gallo, from a semi-autobiographical script co-authored with Alison Bagnall --feels like a projection of Gallo's very psyche.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Performances are outstanding, particularly those of Gallo and Ricci. It`s so refreshing and invigorating to see a film like this.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

For a study in untrammeled lunacy, the movie is a highly constructed and tightly controlled work.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Vincent Gallo, gaunt and pop-eyed, with a gaze of sexy, hostile paranoia, has the look of a born sociopath or a born movie star (or both).

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Gallo's poor, poor pitiful me routine wears very thin, very fast, but Ricci is incandescent, a softly-glowing dumpling of a dream-girl in powder-blue fishnet tights and sparkly tap shoes.

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David Edelstein

Gallo's combination of crudeness and sophistication has a preternatural power.

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Todd McCarthy

Pic receives an incalculable boost from Ricci.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

If Martin Scorsese, John Cassavetes, and Abel Ferrara took turns directing scenes of a film written by and starring Jerry Lewis, it might resemble Buffalo '66.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A small-time waster fresh out of prison kidnaps a girl and forces her to pretend to be his wife in an attempt to fool his dysfunctional parents into believing… More
Lady D'arbanville
Quite slow moving at times, but a very unique and original storyline with a lot of character. I am very impressed with the performance from Vincent Gallo in… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
I have been watching this one nonstop for a year and am still unable to write a review. I cannot say anything about this movie, it is impossible to translate my… More
Jason Spencer
Weird. It's easy to get a little lost in this one. It's total indie flick and tries to be nothing more. Not for everyone.
Eric S
First time director Vincent Gallo delivers an imaginative, comical tale of a social misfit who gets out of prison after a five year sentence, only to go home to… More
Keysha H
Wonderful effort from Vincent Gallow. The humor is painful but very statisfying.