• Gerardo Novelo

    ★★★½ Watched by Gerardo Novelo 04 Jul, 2015

    A satisfying debut for both Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson.


  • Caroline

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Caroline 03 Jul, 2015

    Luke Wilson is SO UNDERRATED in terms of '90s hotties.


  • Landon Carter

    ★★★★ Watched by Landon Carter 01 Jul, 2015

    I'm glad this movie was able to wash the sour taste of Rushmore out of my mouth...

    Bottle Rocket is a very good debut film for Anderson. It's definitely his least Wes-Andersony (trust me, it's a word) movie, but still just as charming as his other great ones. It's very funny, and even hysterical in parts. The Wilson brothers (whom I seem to be a fan of more than most other people) also make their debut here, and they are…


  • Anthony Iessi

    ★★★★½ Added by Anthony Iessi

    Wes Anderson's first movie is quirky, hilarious fun. Sets the standard for the majority of his later works.


  • Lucas Marmol

    ★★ Watched by Lucas Marmol 27 Jun, 2015

    I can't stand movie that doesn't have a clear goal, a clear focus, it just seemed like a sequence of events that didn't connect to each other. Plus, I don't think it was funny, laughed maybe 2 or 3 times.

    Anderson style and his incredibly capacity to create charming characters makes it tolerable.


  • Tristiac

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Tristiac 27 Jun, 2015

    Wes Anderson's debut still charms with its low key stakes and enjoyable performances by the Wilson brothers, perfectly attuned to Anderson's quirky sensibilities.


  • Lenny Rosbach

    ★★★½ Added by Lenny Rosbach

    Wes Anderson's eerste feature. Met momenten heel grappig, typische Anderson dialoog en muziek. Met momenten deed de film denken aan "Napoleon Dynamite", zowel qua cinematografie als situaties (is iets positiefs). Je merkt wel dat bij een Wes Anderson film, zware production design nodig is om zijn universum te creëren, want de film valt met momenten wat op z'n gat. Deze duurt echt lang voor maar 90 minuten te zijn. En dat is omdat Anderson's plots meestal vaag zijn en wat…


  • Iturbinho

    ★★★½ Added by Iturbinho

    Debut más que digno, pero sí que se le nota una cierta pérdida de interés hacia la mitad, compensada por el carisma de los personajes y los diálogos. Todavía no estaba todo lo que iba a acabar siendo Wes Anderson, pero se pueden ver muchísimas cosas que ya parecía tener claras desde entonces.

    La última media hora es especialmente disfrutable, una de las escenas de atraco más divertidas en el sentido más puro de la palabra que recuerdo.


  • Max Oxley

    ★★½ Watched by Max Oxley 23 Jun, 2015

    One and a half hours of the Wilson brothers talking is a form of torture no one should be subjected to. Plus that one guy looked eerily like Jimmy Fallon and it annoyed the hell out of me.

    But that aside, it's very obvious Bottle Rocket was Mr Anderson's debut feature. His style's still identifiable but it's very toned down, and I feel as if you have to go all in if you're going to try and pull off the spectacular quirk Anderson's later films embrace.


  • kurt k

    ★★★½ Watched by kurt k 15 Jun, 2015

    wes anderson before the aesthetic


  • Cedric B

    ★★★ Watched by Cedric B 11 Jun, 2015

    Back when Wes Anderson was a fledgling director, and hadn't found his unique style, he made a sweet and interesting buddy crime movie with the name of Bottle Rocket. It follows a group of three people that want to get into the life of crime and Ocean's Eleven-style heists, however, they aren't very good at it.

    The title, Bottle Rocket, emulates the construction and outcome of each of their robbery shenanigans. Each attempt at a heist appears to hold together,…


  • Rassoodocks

    ★★★★ Watched by Rassoodocks 08 Jun, 2015

    Wes Anderson's distinct style he's known for now couldn't have appeared fully formed in his debut. It needed time to evolve. So it's interesting to go back to his early films and see how it developed over the years. From the period between Bottle Rocket and The Life Aquatic you can see what's now called his "quirkiness" taking shape. With each new film he experiments more, tries different things, flips conventions on their head. It's fascinating to watch.

    But these…