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Gentlemen Broncos

  PG-13 Closed Captioning

Jared Hess

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Plot Summary

From the writer-director of Napoleon Dynamite comes another quirky comedy about growing up. Benjamin (Michael Angarano), home-schooled by his eccentric mother (Jennifer Coolidge), is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on a journey as his story first gets ripped off by a legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier (Jemaine Clement), and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 80
  • Fresh: 15
  • Rotten: 65
  • Average Rating: 3.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: If you didn't know otherwise, you'd swear that Gentlemen Broncos was made by a disaffected high school student -- and not a particularly talented one. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: The comic performance of Jemaine Clement, as the writer, is the one thing to salvage from this experience. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 6, 2009

Rotten: Hess wrote and directed "Dynamite," and here's proof we shouldn't have rewarded him. The hollow Broncos is even more cruelly disdainful, designed primarily to scorn the pathetic lives within. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: It tests your patience even at 90 minutes. – Lou Lumenick, New York Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

gentlemen broncos

this movie is really great. unfortunately it didn't do too well in its release because it seems like not everyone was able to look past the two or three major "gross-out" jokes in the movie and find all of the weird little brilliant bits. you should definitely see it

Very Funny

Simply put, the critics missed the boat on this movie. It is very funny, and rather good story telling. It is the best of Hess's three movies. Clement and Rockwell turn in hilarious performances, and the story turns out to be very nuanced for a not-too-serious comedy. I don't go out of my way to recommend movies, but I'm afraid the critics' failure to understand this movie will keep most from seeing it -- that would be a shame.

Battle Stag

I grew up in rural Utah and there was a family of home schooled kids that lived down the street from me. I've got to say that this movie is spot-on in their depiction. I thought this movie was hilarious. It's too bad that most people don't "get it".

And Sam Rockwell was awesome. He's quickly becoming one of my favorite actors.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2010

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