• Alexthefilmguy

    ★★★★ Added by Alexthefilmguy

    The 90's were the decade of the indie. The deacade where indie was truely embraced, and ultimately was copied by the big- studios, as they knew what could make money now. Years before, Films by the like's of "Jim Jarmusch", "Alex Cox", and "David Lynch", while recieving critical acclaim, were more cult filmmakers, rather than household names, but by the time the 90's kicked in, small people like "Quintin Tarantino", ""Kevin Smith", and "Robert Rodriguez", became successful players in hollywood…

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  • CWExcitement

    ★★★★ Added by CWExcitement

    Wes Anderson's debut is still one of my favorites. Both Wilson brothers at their best - an amazing on-screen chemistry that carries this heist comedy for a smooth ride.

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  • Christian Eichler

    ★★★ Watched by Christian Eichler 07 Dec, 2014

    This is really a debut film. You can see a lot of Wes Anderson's future films represented here in little details and ideas. It's very funny at times but for me the characters were a little too flat and the main plot a little too unexciting.

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  • MovieMan23

    ★★★★½ Added by MovieMan23

    Great introduction to Wes Anderson.

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  • Signora Fosca

    ★★★½ Watched by Signora Fosca 14 Apr, 2014

    A solid debut feature. Lacking some of the depth that Anderson has certainly cultivated and clearly his signature style is still gestating inside at this point, but the simplicity of the story and the smart screenplay are all testaments to the true master that Anderson would later blossom into.

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  • TJ Duane

    ★★★★ Rewatched by TJ Duane 15 Nov, 2014

    With commentary.

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★★ Rewatched by feedingbrett 16 Nov, 2014

    Included In Lists:
    Criterion Collection - #450

    Review In A Nutshell:

    A person's debut film does not always expose the pure visionaries of an artist, but it displays enough for the audience to see that there is potential. Take a look at Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs; it clearly is a film that is still unrefined in its style, but it displays enough unconventional dialogue and extended takes, that it feels different from the other similar-plotted films. I chose to use…

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  • TJ Duane

    ★★★★ Rewatched by TJ Duane 15 Nov, 2014

    Perfect casting: Jimmy Caan.

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  • sage

    ★★★ Watched by sage 29 Mar, 2014

    this movie was okay, but not good enough to justify why so many film fans think this is wes andersons best work tbh. like it wasnt THAT good. luke wilson is hot

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  • Josh Liles

    ★★★★★ Watched by Josh Liles 09 Nov, 2014 2

    This is it, the last film Anderson that i haven't seen now viewed and completed. I have seen all his filmography and it's become apparent that his older stuff is better in my opinion.

    Bottle Rocket is now contending for my favourite Wes film; its lead actors, plot, style and writing come together for a perfect blend. Even the lack of Bill Murray seems like a good thing for once, his presence wouldn't of fit in with the film which…

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  • JaviOsuna

    ★★★★ Watched by JaviOsuna 06 Nov, 2014

    The "Anderson Style" used as a tool to tell a interesting story instead as a story itself. Is that so difficult? Because certainly it's more gratifying.

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  • Samuel Harris

    ★★★★ Watched by Samuel Harris 05 Nov, 2014 1

    Wes Anderson's directorial debut is a solid start.

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