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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- 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.
Rotten: The comic performance of Jemaine Clement, as the writer, is the one thing to salvage from this experience.
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.
Rotten: It tests your patience even at 90 minutes.
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
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.
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.