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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Gentlemen Broncos / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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

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

Has little to offer besides unrelenting strangeness.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A slight return from Napoleon Dynamite's creators.

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