Gentlemen Broncos

Gentlemen Broncos

Gentlemen Broncos

Gosh, Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre creator Jared Hess is back and delving even deeper into the murky underworld of geekdom. A young fantasy nerd - played by rising star Michael Angarano (The Forbidden Kingdom) - has his idea for a book called Yeast Lords ripped off by a flamboyant established novelist called Ronald Chevalier, played by  awesome Flight Of The Conchords/Eagle Vs Shark man Jemaine Clement.

Sam Rockwell also stars, as the main character of the book in question, and if the film delivers on the promise of its almost disturbingly funny marketing campaign - see Ronald Chevalier's website - then it could be a quote-worthy cult classic to rival Napoleon.

2009Rating: M, contains low level offensive language89 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

Napoleon Dynamite seems perfectly well-adjusted (not to mention downright charismatic) compared to homeschooled mama's boy Benjamin Purvis in Gentlemen Broncos, the latest oddball character portrait from one-trick helmer Jared Hess.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

After the hit-and-miss Nacho Libre, hopes that Hess would return to Napoleonic form are soon dashed by a gaudy folly that nurtures quirk to an obsessive, overbearing degree.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Timing, good jokes and characters you can laugh with and at are mostly missing from Gentlemen Broncos.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The director, Jared Hess, who made "Napoleon Dynamite," a film I admit I didn't get, has made a film I don't even begin to get.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Satire aside, what the oddball folks here never feel is real, despite the filmmakers' claims of autobiographical parallels.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Has little to offer besides unrelenting strangeness.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A slight return from Napoleon Dynamite's creators.

3.0
0

I'm sorry, but I thought after watching the trailer that this would be great, sort've like napolean dynomite. However it was well and truely not. It found everyway not to be funny, and my friend and I left wishing we had the past 2 hours of our lives back. It was unforutnately the worst movie I have ever seen, and my friend completely agreed.

1.0
0

Jemaine C had wonderful acting timing,some amazing scenes in this movie. Only a few laughs, there is no way you will ever forget the snake and vomit scenes.

2.0
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My friends and I absolutely loved this! As soon as Jermaine opens his mouth you can't help laughing

5.0
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Loved it. Definately won't forget the vomit part! Gross!! Soooo funny though yet EXTREMLY random, which is probably why i loved it. :] Great movie. 4 stars..

4.0
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I went and saw Gentleman Broncos because it stared Jemaine Clement. I though it was trying to be funny and didn't quite hit the mark. I can see how for some its going to become a cult classic, but not for me. Worth a watch.

3.0
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And crazy was what we got. I have to be honest, the combination of Jemaine Clement and Jared Hess had me itching to see this film and last night I was in the mood for crazy. I wasn't disappointed. Out-loud laughs and I walked from the cinema with a huge smile on my face. Watch out for the snake scene - you'll know it when you see it.

4.0
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I loved it...I won't forget the snake poo and vomit...hehe

5.0
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Loved it. Broncanus! Spy Does! Can't get better than that.

4.0
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So very very awkward but in a fabulous way. I spent most of the movie wanting it to be over and at the same time, to never end. Very similar cringe factor to Napoleon Dynamite but the characters quirks seem to be even more exaggerated in this movie. Jemaine was amazing.

4.0
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Gentleman Broncos is very, very quirky. It’s also engaging and delivers a few good laughs. The opening is promising, but as time goes on the film is simply not consistent enough. Jemaine Clement is an awesome talent, but he can’t make up for the shortcomings in the script, there simply aren’t enough laughs. It’s the sort of strange film that some people...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Napoleon Dynamite seems perfectly well-adjusted (not to mention downright charismatic) compared to homeschooled mama's boy Benjamin Purvis in Gentlemen Broncos, the latest oddball character portrait from one-trick helmer Jared Hess.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

After the hit-and-miss Nacho Libre, hopes that Hess would return to Napoleonic form are soon dashed by a gaudy folly that nurtures quirk to an obsessive, overbearing degree.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Timing, good jokes and characters you can laugh with and at are mostly missing from Gentlemen Broncos.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The director, Jared Hess, who made "Napoleon Dynamite," a film I admit I didn't get, has made a film I don't even begin to get.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Satire aside, what the oddball folks here never feel is real, despite the filmmakers' claims of autobiographical parallels.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Has little to offer besides unrelenting strangeness.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A slight return from Napoleon Dynamite's creators.

3.0
0

I'm sorry, but I thought after watching the trailer that this would be great, sort've like napolean dynomite. However it was well and truely not. It found everyway not to be funny, and my friend and I left wishing we had the past 2 hours of our lives back. It was unforutnately the worst movie I have ever seen, and my friend completely agreed.

1.0
0

Jemaine C had wonderful acting timing,some amazing scenes in this movie. Only a few laughs, there is no way you will ever forget the snake and vomit scenes.

2.0
0

My friends and I absolutely loved this! As soon as Jermaine opens his mouth you can't help laughing

5.0
0

Loved it. Definately won't forget the vomit part! Gross!! Soooo funny though yet EXTREMLY random, which is probably why i loved it. :] Great movie. 4 stars..

4.0
0

I went and saw Gentleman Broncos because it stared Jemaine Clement. I though it was trying to be funny and didn't quite hit the mark. I can see how for some its going to become a cult classic, but not for me. Worth a watch.

3.0
0

And crazy was what we got. I have to be honest, the combination of Jemaine Clement and Jared Hess had me itching to see this film and last night I was in the mood for crazy. I wasn't disappointed. Out-loud laughs and I walked from the cinema with a huge smile on my face. Watch out for the snake scene - you'll know it when you see it.

4.0
0

I loved it...I won't forget the snake poo and vomit...hehe

5.0
0

Loved it. Broncanus! Spy Does! Can't get better than that.

4.0
0

So very very awkward but in a fabulous way. I spent most of the movie wanting it to be over and at the same time, to never end. Very similar cringe factor to Napoleon Dynamite but the characters quirks seem to be even more exaggerated in this movie. Jemaine was amazing.

4.0
0

Gentleman Broncos is very, very quirky. It’s also engaging and delivers a few good laughs. The opening is promising, but as time goes on the film is simply not consistent enough. Jemaine Clement is an awesome talent, but he can’t make up for the shortcomings in the script, there simply aren’t enough laughs. It’s the sort of strange film that some people...

2.0
0