The Brown Bunny
The Brown Bunny (2004)

Actor and musician Vincent Gallo takes on the role of writer, director, editor, cinematographer, and star with his second filmmaking effort, The Brown Bunny. Motorcycle racer Bud Clay (Gallo) drives his van across the country in search of… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: September 3, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2005
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: More dull than hypnotic, The Brown Bunny is a pretentious and self-indulgent bore.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A passable, if often dreary, evocation of those '70s road movies in which disillusioned young men (and the occasional woman) took to the highway in search of America, the meaning of things or maybe just a hamburger.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

So mind-numbingly dull it makes you yearn for one of those World War II-spy instant-death pills.

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Sean Nelson
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

You certainly don't want to spend 90 minutes watching Vincent Gallo drive, shower, brood, and weep, which is almost all this movie is.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A road movie, but made by someone who seems so self-absorbed he might as well be asleep at the wheel.

Charles Taylor

Must be one of the truest songs of roadside America that the movies have produced.

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

When every other scene looks like a cola, jeans or motorcycle commercial -- perfectly unposed with hair proudly mussed -- Gallo's motivations seem too compromised.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

What plays for 80 minutes like an intolerable, self-indulgent road trip largely redeems itself in the last 10 minutes, through a moving explanation of the anti-hero's catatonic depression.

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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News

Narcissisistic, self-indulgent, solipsistic claptrap is still narcissistic, self-indulgent, solipsistic claptrap, no matter how long or short.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

As a truncated work, it stands as a road movie tone poem.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Almost silent and surprisingly tender, this is a sad and haunting portrait of a man with a broken heart and full of sorrow, and it evokes a constant feeling of… More
Dean McKenna
Self-indulgent vanity piece stars writer-director Vincent Gallo as a scruffy loner and motorcycle racer who leaves New Hampshire for Los Angeles for another… More
Randy Tippy
Vincent Gallo's self-indulgent experiment that succeeds on some levels and fails on others. Controversial because of the "real" sex scenes,… More
Luke Baldock
Vincent Gallo provides us with his view and mediation on crushing loneliness. Gallo does basically everything himself and so I applaud him for a rather pure and… More
Wildaly M
Boring and shocking.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Brown Bunny", Bud Clay(Vincent Gallo) is a professional motorcycle racer who is driving cross-country to Los Angeles… More