Bully (2001)

A film based on the true-life murder of Bobby Kent. Kent, a Hollywood, Florida teenager was murdered by his own circle of friends once they tired of being bullied by him.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 13, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2002
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its lingering shots of naked teenage bodies, Bully feels more sordidly exploitative than realistic.

Loren King
Boston Globe

The moral wasteland of suburban youth has been examined, earlier and better, in The River's Edge. Clark's leering leads nowhere: In Bully, he has nothing new to say, and, in the end, no real point to make.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Neither killers nor victim are drawn from life, just from lurid teen-exploitation pictures past.

Cole Smithey

...an exploitation teen movie in the pejorative sense of the word.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Closer to teen pornography than to teen tragedy.

James Berardinelli

Exposes us to the true horror of what's going on in these kids' lives.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Much too concerned with flashing nude scenes of its barely legal cast to make a point or unfold a story.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Clark's probing camera leers, but it also reflects truth, providing visions of a hard reality most of us would be unable to comprehend and unwilling to face.

Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

Attention must be paid, because this story of middle-class suburban teens who murder one of their own is all true.

Emanuel Levy

Clark is not a moralist, which is good, but he is not much of a dramatist either. You get the impression that the fascination with youth in his movies, just like in his photos, provides an excuse for voyeurism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Jack Hawkins
'Bully' gives the viewer an insight into a group of maddeningly awful young people. They're much like the characters from a Bret Easton Ellis… More
Lady D'arbanville
Based on a true story, this is a teen story with a difference. Sexually charged and drug fueled teens seek revenge on the bully who controls them and… More
Alex roy
A powerful true to story drama, Bully is a stunning and very dark film. With a great cast of actors, director Larry Clark crafts a memorable drama that is hard… More
Unknown Hobo
I watched this movie to see if Larry Clark managed to bring in some of the darker elements that I felt were missing from his previous movie Kids. I honestly… More
Zach Brehany
Essentially, this is one hell of a disturbing film. But what makes this even more shocking is the direction of Larry Clark and the dark, gritty way the film is… More
Japes .
Maybe if the girls weren't such whores and Marty wasn't such a fucking girl, Bobby wouldn't be a problem. This movie sucks, and is very… More