More than any filmmaker, Errol Morris thrives on the heightened energy of eccentricity. His subjects can be considered strange, odd, quirky, and peculiar, but Morris understands the mesmerizing tangibility and the restful beauty behind that ideal. In Vernon, Florida, which is 55 minutes of serene observations of people and their environment, the world seems to be at a standstill. Light enriches the trees at a slower rate, benches are occupied by the same fellow for the entire day, and boats travel up the river like a solemn thought dissipating through the air.
If nothing else, Vernon, Florida showcases Morris' formidable presence in the world of cinema. Just like one of the main subjects in the film, a Turkey Hunter always out of reach of his target, the elusiveness of Vernon, Florida only adds to the humid stillness of it all.