Vulgar (2002)

Kevin Smith co-produced this bizarre (and sometimes very dark) comedy from his high school friend and occasional acting colleague Bryan Johnson. Will Carlson (Brian O'Halloran) is a second-rate children's entertainer who barely… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 26, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Vulgar more than lives up to its title.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

An ugly, revolting movie.

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Gene Seymour

It's hard to imagine any recent film, independent or otherwise, that makes as much of a mess as this one.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews amateurish, unpleasant, and primarily worthless effort...

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Imagine Kevin Smith, the blasphemous bad boy of suburban Jersey, if he were stripped of most of his budget and all of his sense of humor. The result might look like Vulgar.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

For those willing to risk being made very uncomfortable, this instant cult classic announces the arrival of a distinctive new talent behind the camera.

Scott Weinberg

Fairly inept stuff.

Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

An unclassifiably awful study in self- and audience-abuse.

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Henry Sheehan
Los Angeles Times

[A] mess.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A tale of horror and revenge that is nearly perfect in its relentless descent to the depths of one man's tortured soul.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Emily Armstrong
I don't know what I expected going in, but I think that if this movie had more faithfully lived up to its title it would have been a lighter and much… More
Sylvester Kuo
Utterly disturbing, the message was unclear, totally revolting.
Tim Salmons
Everyone in the film sounds like they swallowed a dictionary, but the premise is interesting.
Eduardo C
A confused, but surprisingly not incompetent, mess.
James Alvarez
A strange tale for people who like to rape clowns with thier sons. Pretty damn good.
Christopher Brown
A film about a clown that gets gang raped by a redneck and his two sons sounds pretty can't miss, doesn't it? All probably would've went well if… More