Julien Donkey-Boy
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

JULIEN DONKEY-BOY is about a schizophrenic who gets a job as a teacher in a school for the blind.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 15, 1999
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Julien donkey-boy acquires a spiritual dimension that allows it ultimately to become an act of redemption.

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Ana Marie Cox

Projects such as Julien exist not to explore the essentials of a film, but to induce in audiences a kind of critical vertigo.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The armless cardsharp and the rapping albino are just two of the treasures in this miraculous movie.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

A self-indulgent mess.

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Cole Smithey

This movie could make you physically ill.

Joshua Tanzer

Most people who see Julien Donkey-Boy will leave the theater disturbed and it will take a special kind of odd-movie aficionado to appreciate the feeling.

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Roger Ebert
At the Movies

It adds up to something, unlike a lot of movies where individual shots are sensational, but they add up to nothing.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... mostly it just seemed mean, ruthless and designed simply to shock the sensibilities of the squares.

Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

Julien Donkey-Boy really is an excuse to let Korine go nuts with his jerky video camera as he stitches together a series of completely unrelated and utterly vapid sequences.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Disconnected scenes from the life of a mentally disturbed lad and his bizarre family, shot through a shcizophrenic camera. As stylistically annoying as… More
Mike T.
Overwhelming, sickening, powerful, beautiful, hideous. What Harmony Korine has brought to the screen is beyond description. I don't speak for the masses… More
Luke Baldock
The film is purposefully difficult. After all I can imagine it being pretty impossible to display cinematically the effects of schizophrenia, no matter how good… More
Ed Fucking Harris
On 5th viewing I've decided that this is my favourite Harmony Korine film. Easily the most focused in it's randomness, but also the least meandering.… More
Ryan Marshall
*** out of **** You know, the longer I go on in life; the less faith I develop in the opinions of professional movie critics. Here we have wealthy… More
Quinto Wallight
I love being disturbed by movies, really, and I love good performances, which this film had only good performances, and I loved the look and the whole Dogma… More