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Gummo (1997)

3 Ratings: 1.0
A movie directed by Harmony Korine

From Harmony Korine, screenwriter of Kids, comes a haunting portrait of life in small-town America. Through a collection of dreamlike and devastating images, Korine offers a glimpse of Xenia, Ohio, a world existing in the aftermath of a tornado.

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Director: Harmony Korine
3 reviews about Gummo (1997)
review by . January 28, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    Harmony Korine has been hit with some pretty harsh criticism ever since he wrote "Kids" for Larry Clark, who directed it. It doesn't help that his debut as a filmmaker, "Gummo", was met with even more polarized reactions from movie-goers and critics everywhere. Most people think Korine is simply a madman with a camera; intent on shocking us and nothing more. Then, there are others; who believe his films possess a more emotional core. After seeing "Gummo", I …
review by . December 02, 2007
Well, what can I say, director Korine seem to want to challenge the audience to find the justification for his debut film. Following by his screenplay, "Kids", which he wrote at 19, further carves out his relevance in today's cinema as one weird director. This movie without a story or seemingly without a script can form many reactions. Korine follows various characters in a backwoods town at Xenia, Ohio which was once nearly devastated by a tornado. The lives followed here include mostly adolescents …
review by . April 13, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
This movie is really weak, I am not sure what the point of it is. I have watched it two times through and it is sad that I am admitting that. The movie has no beginning and no end, only a middle. I also think that half of the acting isn't acting at all, but real people. The characters are totally droll, however I think that was the point. But since these characters are so out there why should a viewer care. It plays more like a HBO America Undercover special, that doesn't make sense. Then there …
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