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Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    If you want pretentious and unsavory, check out Buddy Boy. show more

  • 75
    F. X. Feeney Mr. Showbiz

    First-time writer-director Mark Hanlon creates a solidly trippy atmosphere. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    First-time writer-director Mark Hanlon lands only glancing blows in this grim black comedy. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Such a compellingly repulsive freak show it's hard to pay attention to any serious concerns. show more

  • 42
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Be wary of any movie in which the hero is monosyllabic and a stutterer at the same time. show more

  • 70
    Dave Kehr The New York Times

    Even the walls seem to be sweating something viscous and unpleasant. show more

  • 40
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Production notes for Mark Hanlon's Buddy Boy describe it as "a dark and twisted exploration of faith, alienation and madness"--and is it ever! show more

  • 30
    John Patterson L.A. Weekly

    A little bit "pi," a little bit "julien donkey-boy," a little bit "Eraserhead," Buddy Boy doesn't equal these, but offers bizarre pleasures of its own. show more

  • 20
    Amy Taubin Village Voice

    Mark Hanlon's ridiculous and repellent hash of "Repulsion" and "Psycho," with scenic elements of "Seven" thrown in for good measure. show more

  • 10
    Ernest Hardy

    Lost its chance to be anything but an endurance test for the viewer. show more

  • December 28, 2009 Seasonedrich
    Report This User

    Truly a cult-like flic. A dark-comedy without the comedy ... unless your's is twisted. This flic is quite personal while at the same time very detached. A walk up apartment feels more like a dungeon. Violence is muted but always lurking. Francis is a simple man with profound vision. Richie V of NYC

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