• Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★½ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    "Bellflower" is a scrappy indie movie that comes out of nowhere and blows up stuff real good. It also possibly represents the debut of a one-of-a-kind filmmaker, a natural driven by wild energy, like Tarantino. I know what the budget was, but if I told you, you'd arrive at all the wrong conclusions. Let's say Evan Glodell had all the money he needed to make this particular movie and more might have changed it for the worse.

    Here is a…

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  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★★★½ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 25 Jul, 2011

    A pre-apocalyptic love story set on the fringes of society, Bellflower is quite unlike most modern independent film. Although it shares much with the mumblecore movement (non-professional actors, low budget, digital cinematography, and a focus on character relationships instead of a traditional narrative), it differs dramatically from the naturalist aesthetic most films from the movement strive to attain. There is nothing naturalist about Bellflower, and that’s what makes it so brilliant.

    As a tale of two Wisconsin transplants living in…

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  • Dnl Crnll

    ★★★★ Added by Dnl Crnll

    Where did this movie come from? Amateurish and low-fi but like great art it makes the most from the least.

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  • Cody Hunter

    ★½ Watched by Cody Hunter 02 Apr, 2014

    So, I'm really supposed to believe this is about a true friendship and a love gone bad and how it's all good if we follow our Lord Humongous who "dominates his women and they fucking love him for it"?

    I used to be torn about this one. The further I stand from it I am more disturbed by the treatment of female characters (and writing of all the characters for that matter). These two friends (who I believe are the…

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  • autre

    ½ Watched by autre 16 Mar, 2011

    The absolute worst.

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  • fatpie42

    ½ Watched by fatpie42 19 Nov, 2013

    So in spite of a great beginning, the second half of "Bellflower" is self-indulgent, navel-gazing, disgusting and misogynistic. A pretty movie with one of the sweetest relationships ever in the first half, but which loses its way so badly in the second half that it probably isn't worth your time.

    My full review is here:
    fatpie42.livejournal.com/213165.html

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  • Eugene McCrann

    ★★★★½ Added by Eugene McCrann

    The combination of laconic conversational etiquette - the introverted, eager to please exterior - and a testosterone undercurrent of rage is spot on. Men like this are clearly a bad example, filled with aspirations to be Lord Humongous - he dominates his women, and they love him for it - and then losing that inkling at the first sign of honeymoon romance, then backtracking double time onto the former: the anger becomes so overbearing that it consumes the actual narrative,…

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  • Chris

    Watched by Chris 27 Jan, 2014

    What is this film trying to portray? It seems to want to comment on the destructive nature of breakups, with a focus on bruised machismo, but then equivocates at the end with an absurd cop-out. Not that the possible ending before the twist was that mcuh better, with it's absurd, borderline disgusting final bloodbath, but at least that had the potential to comment on the emotionally violent, sometimes warlike nature of breakups. But they threw it all away for a…

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  • Eric Szyszka

    ★★★★ Added by Eric Szyszka

    Trying not to highlight recent films but came across this and saw so many negative reviews. Come on, folks. If you haven't seen this yet, give it a chance. I was fortunate enough to see a double feature of Bellflower and Mad Max back in 2011.

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  • tomsk

    ★★★★ Watched by tomsk 30 Nov, 2011

    It just flows with the energy that the filmmakers have put in. for me, that, and also the parallels of the makers and their characters, was actually what made the film good. it was quite obvious that the story gave way to the visuals and the atmosphere and chance for them to tinker with all the props which were an actual working machines and flamethrowers etc.
    well, the ending was quite awful and over-the-top-in-a-bad-way, until the Keevil's pitiful song came…

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  • JaumeMuntane

    ★★★ Watched by JaumeMuntane 09 Jan, 2014

    Dos amics obsessionats en l'apocalipsis made in Mad Max es trobaran inmersos en una versió apocaliptica i destructiva de 500 dias juntos. Destaca la cuidada, atractiva i curiosa estètica de la pel.licula, rodada amb només 17.000 dòlars.

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  • The Film Fox

    ★★ Watched by The Film Fox 10 Jan, 2014

    Not sure if I missed something with this one...it gets a 72 metascore and 74% rotten onions score. Plays like a jazzed up student film shot through Instagram.

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