MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 417 this week

Gummo (1997)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 20,498 users   Metascore: 19/100
Reviews: 397 user | 47 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 08 Oct 2010
 
a list of 38 titles
created 02 Nov 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 07 Mar 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 10 Dec 2013
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Gummo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gummo (1997)

Gummo (1997) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gummo.

User Polls

4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mister Lonely (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant
Kids (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny
Trash Humpers (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Rachel Korine, Brian Kotzur, Travis Nicholson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Ewen Bremner, Brian Fisk, Chloë Sevigny
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson
Ken Park (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents.

Directors: Larry Clark, Edward Lachman
Stars: Adam Chubbuck, James Bullard, Seth Gray
Umshini Wam (2011)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Named after the Zulu language struggle song, the compiled shenanigans of an eccentric South African couple with wheelchairs and guns and their attempts to prove they are not to be trifled with.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Hector Bezuidenhout
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Lotus Community Workshop centers on a motivational speaker named Val Kilmer.

Directors: Harmony Korine, Jan Kwiecinski, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Val Kilmer, Rachel Korine, Igor Sergeev
Bully (2001)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on a true story. Naive teenagers plot to murder one of their own, who has been too much of a bully to them.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of... See full summary »

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Jonathan Velasquez, Francisco Pedrasa, Milton Velasquez
December (2007)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Brandon Zellars
Stars: Jacob Sewell, Courtney Adams, Crackhead Johnny
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An experimental film originally shown as an art installation in Manhattan by Harmony Korine. It involved left-over footage from his directorial debut "Gummo", projected on three separate ... See full summary »

Director: Harmony Korine
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nick Sutton ...
Lara Tosh ...
Girl in Car
...
Darby Dougherty ...
...
Dot (as Chloe Sevigny)
Carisa Glucksman ...
Helen
Jason Guzak ...
Skinhead #1
Casey Guzak ...
Skinhead #2
Wendall Carr ...
James Lawhorn ...
Cowboy #1
James Glass ...
Cowboy #2
Ellen M. Smith ...
Ellen
Charles Matthew Coatney ...
Eddie
...
Boy on Couch
Edit

Storyline

Xenia, Ohio, is a small poor and boring city that never fully recovered after a tornado in the 1970s. Teenager Solomon and his slightly older friend Tummler, have nothing to do but kill time, buying glue to sniff and get high. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

ohio | tornado | cat | transvestite | sex | See All (98) »

Taglines:

Prepare to visit a town you'd never want to call home. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive depiction of anti-social behavior of juveniles,including violence, substance abuse,sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 1997 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Os bons Malandros  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,820 (USA) (17 October 1997)

Gross:

$19,820 (USA) (17 October 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is populated with friends from Harmony Korine's own Nashville upbringing. Bryant L. Crenshaw, the midget, went to high school with him. The skinhead brothers are old friends, as well. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when the two young 'cowboys' are breaking stuff, they break a car window but in the next shot the car window is intact. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Solomon: [voiceover] Xenia, Ohio. Xenia, Ohio. A few years ago, a tornado hit this place. It killed the people, left and right. Dogs died. Cats died. Houses were split open, and you could see necklaces hanging from branches of trees. People's legs and neck bones were sticking out. Oliver found a leg on his roof. A lot of people's fathers died, and were killed by the great tornado. I saw a girl fly through the sky, and I looked up her skirt. Her skull was smashed. And some kids died. My ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Pink Flamingos (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Schuld Uns'ves Knoch'rigen Falt Pferds
Written by Matton / Landfermann / Bartsch
Performed by Bethlehem
Courtesy of Red Stream Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Incredible, Shocking, Beautiful, Moving
1 August 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film is a unique moment. People who knock it for lack of "plot", or characters have missed the point. For a start the characters are an incredibly rich mixture of people and personalities, who are far more interesting than most Hollywood blank, 2D, characters. While there may not be a plot, it doesn't need one because the different stories it tells weave together perfectly and you get a great picture of the town and its residents.

The film is shot brilliantly as well, Korine using so many different techniques so effectively. The editing is the same, bringing all the different parts together superbly In short, one of the best films ever. Ever. OK.


104 of 164 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen. Ana_Jay
bathtub scene coolmode69
Why did you decide to watch Gummo? jacob_sigo
how graphic is the animal violence? egyptianshumba
Why did you watch Gummo? skippy31111
Are these real people? BHoeffer68
Discuss Gummo (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?