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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    All bets are off. For my money, Vincent Gallo wins the Triple Crown of indie filmmaking -- for writing, directing and starring in Buffalo '66. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Plays like a collision between a lot of half-baked visual ideas and a deep and urgent need. That makes it interesting…and the film contains an astonishing performance by Christina Ricci, who seems to have been assigned a portion of the screen where she can do whatever she wants. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Gallo's script is quirky and filled with a number of hilariously strange comic moments. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    By turns raw, naturalistic and indebted to John Cassavetes, both stylistically and thematically. show more

  • 38
    San Francisco Examiner

    The movie is an ill-advised work of egomania by someone who clearly has some talent, but not as much as he seems to think. show more

  • 80
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    Gallo transcends the medium in a manner I only associate with David Lynch. It's brilliantly spooky. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Gallo's poor, poor pitiful me routine wears very thin, very fast, but Ricci is incandescent, a softly-glowing dumpling of a dream-girl in powder-blue fishnet tights and sparkly tap shoes: She's the diamond in the dirt. show more

  • 78
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    In the end, it's a love story after all, but a peculiarly Gallocentric one -- cheap, nasty, but salvageable nonetheless. show more

  • 100
    Entertainment Weekly

    It's all somehow both familiar and dazzling, just as Ricci's kidnapped tap student, forced to pose as the protagonist's wife for his horrifically indifferent parents, is somehow both nondescript and heartbreaking. show more

  • 100
    Richard Schickel Time

    This says nothing about Gallo's own demonic charm as Billy or his directorial boldness in juxtaposing the emotional surreality of his story with the bleak reality of his hometown in winter, creating a sort of casual but strangely haunting weirdness. show more

  • July 22, 2012 Ellen and John
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    My wife and I watched this mesmerizing 1998 film last night and I can\'t stop thinking about ********* a very honest, down to earth look at the struggles of a decent young man who is basically doomed from the start of his life due to a miserable early home life. Vincent Gallo is without a doubt a no nonsense film maker who\'s not afraid to push all the boundaries. The film was perfectly cast (Gallo and Ricci were both outstanding) and it\'s extremely well written and acted. It\'s the best film I\'ve seen in a very long time. Bravo!!

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Great film, in spite of the low budget production. Gallo's masterpiece.

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