• Audrey Karloff

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Audrey Karloff 20 Apr, 2014

    First time I've seen this since it was new, and man, I'd forgotten how much I like it. Wes Anderson was a nobody back then, but it's surprising how much this first effort really feels like one of his movies. The characters are a bit more likeable than usual for him, but there's still that same sense that everything's on edge, almost like a crime thriller, except in a much more mundane circumstance.
    That sounds like damning with faint praise,…

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  • DavidKleinSucks

    ★★★ Watched by DavidKleinSucks 17 Apr, 2014

    (From Sound on Sight's Wes Anderson rankings:)

    After he’s “freed” from a voluntary mental hospital by the headstrong Dignan (Owen Wilson), the perpetually exhausted Anthony (Luke Wilson) considers his life’s next steps while Dignan considers quite a few more. The next 75 years in fact, all inside an elaborately designed notebook. Dignan’s presentation -- complete with twee scribbles and the grandiose foresight of an ambitious 12 year old -- rings like an obsessive compulsive disorder against Anthony’s flakiness, however the…

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  • Devon Graham

    ★★★½ Watched by Devon Graham 19 Apr, 2014

    As Wes Anderson's first feature film, I enjoyed it. Knowing his work from the later films, Wes' style hasn't really surfaced much in Bottle Rocket. The beginning was pretty much like his short but with more detail and of course colour. After that the story never really elevated my interest, yet I wasn't ever bored. I loved the screenplay and most of the dialogues but some of the characters didn't really do it for me; some characters were a bit…

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  • Gaz Elliott

    ★★★ Watched by Gaz Elliott 17 Apr, 2014

    Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry.

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  • MasterofMovies

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by MasterofMovies 12 Apr, 2014

    Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hare-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry. With the help of their pathetic neighbor and pal Bob, Anthony and Dignan pull a job and hit the road, where Anthony finds love with motel maid Inez. When our boys finally…

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  • Greg

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Greg 13 Apr, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Hunter

    ★★★ Watched by Hunter 14 Apr, 2014

    Watching Wes Anderson's debut picture was a delightful ride involving bickering friends, inept crime, and fresh romantic love. It looked and felt just like a film out of its own 90's Indie Wave era, and is all the better for it. The film is able to stand well among its peers Reservoir Dogs and Hard Eight, coming across as a much sweeter version of those two.

    I always love seeing the roots of great directors, and even though Wes Anderson…

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  • Tommy Wiseau

    ★★★ Added by Tommy Wiseau

    Fun

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  • Jeff Heimbrock

    ★★★½ Watched by Jeff Heimbrock 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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  • Esteban Gonzalez

    ★★★½ Watched by Esteban Gonzalez 12 Apr, 2014

    "I learned more in the 2 months I spent with Mr. Henry and this crew than I learned in 15 years of academic study."

    Bottle Rocket was not only the feature film debut for director Wes Anderson, but it was also the debut for Owen and Luke Wilson who both gave inspiring performances. This is where it all started for Wes Anderson and despite not being a box office hit he slowly built a reputation for himself by remaining unique…

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  • Abdil Ali

    ★★★ Watched by Abdil Ali 14 Apr, 2014

    Some of the most inept thieves in film history team up to conduct a fairly innocuous robbery. Their overcomplicated plan unravels almost instantly, and hilarity ensues. Although the film is wildly unrealistic at times (going beyond its parodic nature), it features some early techniques that have now become staples in Wes Anderson movies.

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  • Jughead

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jughead 06 Apr, 2014

    Wes is the fucking man, this film was very enjoyable to watch. Near the end of the film I was just smiling at everything it was cool. TYBG

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