• RobinSacamano

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by RobinSacamano 27 Apr, 2015

    Wes Anderson very first feature film may be his most underrated film, and also one of his most accomplished works. Note able is also the debut of brothers Wilson, Owen and Luke. Owen Wilson wrote the script with Anderson after befriending each other in University. So basically this is the result of a couple of friends making a movie together and swinging for stardom.
    This is just one of those beautiful meandering pieces of work that either you love or…


  • JohnAllegretti

    Watched by JohnAllegretti 03 Jun, 2014

    Owned - Blu-Ray


  • John Winters

    ★★★ Rewatched by John Winters 21 Apr, 2015 1

    The film introduced the world to Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, although it doesn't display as much of Wes's visual flair as he would come to be known for. It is a good movie though, I enjoy the ridiculous heist plan and the relationships in the film. In hindsight, it's interesting that the film was only the beginning of what was to come. I'm sure in 1996 it seemed quirky and fresh and new, but now in 2015 it feels like the least "interesting" film Wes has made. That being said, it's still better than The Darjeeling Limited and that's all that really matters.


  • GeneralCuster

    ★★★★ Watched by GeneralCuster 21 Apr, 2015

    "Bob's gone he stole his car!"

    Really dig Anderson's debut here. For what it is, it's well written, well acted, and just all around well made.


  • Kikuchisawa

    Rewatched by Kikuchisawa 19 Apr, 2015

    Listened to the Blu-ray commentary by director Wes Anderson and star Owen Wilson.

    "Why did you do it, man?"


  • sebastian_drogo

    ★★★ Watched by sebastian_drogo 19 Apr, 2015

    Esordio dietro la macchina da presa per Wes Anderson, non ancora minuzioso catalogatore di oggetti ma già talentuoso genietto.


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  • manousos

    ★★ Watched by manousos 02 Apr, 2015

    Seeing this early Wes Anderson movie is important in that it shows the zigzag path he has followed to find his own style of story telling and ultimately filmmaking -- one that he's comfortable working in and frees him to elaborate and refine that style. It's a little startling to see Luke and Owen Wilson looking and acting so callow and sincere and wet behind the ears, so unaffected by what Hollywood has turned them into today. This is a…


  • Maria

    ★★½ Added by Maria

    A bit of fun.. I guess.


  • C. Thiel

    ★★★★ Rewatched by C. Thiel 24 Mar, 2015

    "On the run from Johnny Law. Ain't no trip to Cleveland!"


  • Aidan Seidman

    ★★★½ Watched by Aidan Seidman 18 Mar, 2015

    Wes Anderson's first full length film might be one of his best. It's one of his only movies firmly cemented in real life but still at the same time it has that trademarked Anderson wit and spunkiness. Not much to say about a film so solid and so fun to watch. I would strongly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys Wes Anderson's work or is looking for a (I hate this word) quirky fun film.


  • Herrvonspeck

    ★★★½ Watched by Herrvonspeck 20 Mar, 2015

    Bottle Rocket is what would have happened if Wes Anderson would have made a movie in the 90s. Wait… that is exactly what happened! This movie has the typical Wes Anderson characters and a promising setup but lacks much of later-Wes Anderson's visual style.

    The beginning is great, the middle part is pretty boring and the ending is hilarious.