Vernon, Florida
Vernon, Florida (1981)

For his second documentary feature, Errol Morris originally set out to chronicle Vernon, FL, because it had the highest rate of a particular sort of insurance fraud -- dismemberment performed for profit -- than any other place in the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 8, 1981
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

a Platonic dialogue in that it's suspiciously like a monologue disguised as an exchange.

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Vernon at first appears to be an exploitative display of the fluent eccentricities of a rural compendium and becomes collectively applicable, even relevant.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Morris' first two films are as carefully composed and thematically complex as any scripted drama.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

the great turkey hunter creates a long lasting character along with the other Vernon residents

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Annette Cardwell

engrossing and rather endearing

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Reid Volk
While I love Morris, this is not one of his most impressive documentaries. While it does feature an oddly fascinating cast of characters, it could have used a… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Vernon, Florida" is a documentary by Errol Morris about the citizens of a small Florida town who talk about their daily lives,… More
Steve K
Documentary about small town life in Florida in 1981. Engaging.
Robert Fearon
Engrossing and endearing.
Curtis Lilly
Best quotable lines in any movie ever. Period. You will laugh your face off, then feel bad about it. I love this movie. Each time you watch it, you progress… More
Wu Chouin
Another interesting human subject study by Morris.