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Gummo Review

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  • 1.0

    out of 100

    Overwhelming dislike
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  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    There's no artistic or thematic point — except maybe to demonstrate that a young filmmaker is as much in need of someone to say no as the characters in this disingenuous exercise.

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  • 0

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    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

    The point of all this nihilism and grotesqueness? You got me. Perhaps Korine thinks he's getting at some harsh truth in showing troubled youngsters running amok without positive adult role models, but that's malarkey. There's a difference between unblinkingly observing reality and wallowing in degeneracy. [6 March 1998]

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times

    The sideshows in Gummo offer no particular form -- or even formlessness -- despite the visual momentum created by Jean Yves Escoffier's arresting camera work. [6 March 1998, p.40]

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