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Bottle Rocket (1996 movie)

11 Ratings: 3.4
Comedy movie directed by Wes Anderson

This quietly daffy comedy should have been an indie hit, but ended up ignored by audiences. Too bad; it's a wonderfully sustained caper movie about friends whose career choice is all wrong. Low-key Anthony (Luke Wilson) and high-strung Dignan (Owen … see full wiki

Director: Wes Anderson
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 21, 1996
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Bottle Rocket (1996 movie)
review by . April 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
***1/2 out of ****     It's impossible for a guy like me not to enjoy something as endearingly off-kilter as Wes Anderson's debut. "Bottle Rocket" is a quirky movie that manages to surpass what the nigh hipster-like premise suggests. Yes, the humor is ironic and even a bit dark; but Anderson channels his energies like a true craftsman. While "Bottle Rocket" is a film which I greatly admire, it's not a film for everyone. Some people don't like this film or any of Anderson's follow-up …
review by . April 05, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Even though he's only made four movies, Wes Anderson is one of the most talented, interesting, and quirky directors in the business. He's still young, but with only four films under his belt he's already become a synonym for a very distinct type of filmmaking, e.g. "That movie was kind of Wes Andersonish." Having seen the final three films of the Anderson canon (RUSHMORE, THE ROYAL TENEBAUMS, and THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU), I finally had the opportunity to see Anderson's debut feature, …
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