Gerry (2003)

Two young friends who call each other "Gerry" drive off into the wilderness to hike in a remote area. After losing their way in the forbiddingly beautiful terrain, they rely on humor and confidence to propel them forward. But when… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 14, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The type of uncompromising film that divides filmgoers over whether it is profound or pretentious.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The two stars...[Casey Affleck and Matt Damon]...both playing characters named Gerry, wander across the desert for some reason, and if you enjoy watching them on any pretext, you'll probably enjoy this; if you don't, you won't.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

If nothing else, Gerry is restful, though I'm not sure that counts as a recommendation.

Michael Dequina

A difficult, demanding sit, but it wouldn't have been nearly as fascinating and rewarding a film if it weren't.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

If you can get lost along with it, Van Sant's Gerry is actually anything but empty: At times it's tonically liberating.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Now we know what happens when director Gus Van Sant gets bored. He makes us bored.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Gerry, in all ways, is a film geek film. Not for mass consumption, perhaps, but nonetheless a potent expression for those that like this sort of thing.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Fascinating, even if perversely so, and quite beautiful.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

There's a purity of purpose in Gerry -- a clean, unwavering focus -- that makes the movie feel strangely exhilarating, even when nothing is happening on the screen.

Emanuel Levy

Likely to sharply divide critics, Gerry goes back to his indie roots with a minimalist work that carries itself almost entirely through the awesome yet austere visuals and sounds.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
An incredibly unique viewing experience, Gerry really puts you into the mindset of the characters. It feels like you're slowly but surely losing your mind… More
Cameron Johnson
It's the adventures of Gerry and Gerry, which sounds either like a cop show title or the title to something about gay guys, although I might just be saying… More
Arash Xak
Add me to the "you don't get it" group because I realy fail to uderstand the brilliance of seeing two people just walking throughout the whole… More
John Ballantine
Uh oh. Up and down the mulberry bush with Gus Van Sant and another one of his personal projects. I don't quite get what he was after but it was fascinating… More
Brendan Nicholls
This is a very artistic venture for all the cast and filmmaker. The film is beautiful to look at and is near silent from beginning to end. You can forgive… More
Mike T.
This movie really shook me up. A minimalist, borderline abstract depiction of two young men fading slowly away in a remote, seemingly endless desert. The… More