(2002)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Take a chance on Gerry. It's only a movie, and you'll get out alive no matter what happens on the screen. You might even find you've had a rare adventure.
91
Entertainment Weekly
The movie is on some level a stunt, but it has the fervent, sun-dazed pull of an authentic experience unfolding in real time, with glints of drama, comedy, and terror mixed into the almost-but-not-quite tedium.
88
Watching Gus Van Sant's Gerry is the cinematic equivalent of watching paint dry. I mean that as high praise.
88
Casual moviegoers may enjoy it, too, if they follow a simple rule: Stop looking for the way out and let yourself get lost.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie is so gloriously bloody-minded, so perverse in its obstinacy, that it rises to a kind of mad purity. The longer the movie ran, the less I liked it and the more I admired it.
75
Miami Herald
For those with the patience to latch onto Van Sant's slow, methodical groove. It's worth trying.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Somewhere between profound and ludicrous, kind of like a cross between "Waiting for Godot" and "Dude, Where's My Car?"
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
If it were a landscape painting, Gerry would deserve a place in the National Gallery. But as a movie...deserves its own wing in The Old Curiosity Shop.
50
New York Daily News
Gerry isn't much of anything, and doesn't claim to be. It's a movie stripped of its movieness.
25
Strands Matt Damon and Casey Affleck (both named Gerry) in a desert with little to say and do except lose themselves in an existential wasteland of doomed beauty.
0
San Francisco Chronicle
Gerry is ragingly bad art that contributes to a definition of independent film as something no one would want to sit through.

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