Trash Humpers
Trash Humpers (2010)

Americana goes rancid in writer/director Harmony Korine's tale of three elderly cretins who brutalize dolls, molest fauna, and force themselves on garbage cans. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 7, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's oddly affecting in a deeply discomfiting way, but Trash Humpers pales in comparison with Harmony Korine's earlier, truly transgressive work.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Imagine if you salvaged a grubby VHS tape off the roadside only to discover it contained outtakes from an amateur Jackass knock-off.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The spirit of celluloid is dragging 3D CGI to the toilet and giving it a swirly.

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Ray Pride

They're celebrating. What are they celebrating? The mere fact of being alive... weirdly festive and triumphant,... Something deeper, darker, accrues from the post-adolescent prankishness. If we survive, we all grow elderly, lunatic and happy-go-lucky.

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

This interminable piece of crap copped a big prize at the 2009 Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival.

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Sam Adams

For the brave souls who make it to the end, there should at least be no question of the movie's sincerity.

Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

Congratulations Harmony, you've just made the weirdest movie ever.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The crass, fuzzy beauty of VHS' defiantly crisp-free recording technology gives haunting visual power to both the empty-parking-lot dreariness of day and the harsh, lamplit hum of night.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

However crassly delivered, Mr. Korine's warning against over-consumption is unambiguous: these savages are our future, our "true seed." The only surprise is that he didn't include a shot of one of them violating this film.

Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

A Dadaist delight, Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers is a direct descendant of Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures, perhaps the first and only.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Korine believes to be making something provocative and artsy by refusing anything similar to a plot and shooting endless unrelated scenes of abhorrent scum in… More
William Dunmyer
Harmony Korine is not backing down. Just when you thought he'd start toning it down to curry favor with American critics, Korine brings us "Trash… More
Lucas Martins
Backing to Korine's earlier transgressive work, Trash Humpers also bring that old charm by VHS and show a brutal critic to American society.
Mike T.
Harmony Korine seems to push his ideas about storytelling further with every project. Trash Humpers may be his most provocative, immersive and unsettling work… More
Greg S
A gang of rednecks in wrinkled masks that make them look like escapees from a nursing home for the criminally insane engage in random acts of vandalism in empty… More
Sylvester Kuo
Easily one of the worst films I've ever seen, certainly the worst of Harmony Korine. I really enjoyed Gummo but this, this is complete garbage about 3… More