Fantastic Fest Video Review: Jared Hess' Gentlemen Broncos

September 25, 2009

Gentlemen Broncos

The big opening night film at Fantastic Fest was Jared Hess' Gentlemen Broncos, his third feature film following Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre previously. In short, I didn't like it much, despite my hope that I would. I'm a very big fan of Napoleon Dynamite, but hated Nacho Libre. Gentlemen Broncos is slightly better than Nacho, but that's not saying much. It has some occasional humor, thanks to the brilliant Jemaine Clement, but I didn't laugh that much otherwise. Peter from SlashFilm and Scott from We Are Movie Geeks shot a short video talking about the film at Fantastic Fest - check out that video review below.

Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a lovable loner whose passion for writing leads him on an offbeat and hilarious journey as his story gets ripped off by the legendary novelist Ronald Chevalier and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker.

Gentlemen Broncos is directed by filmmaker Jared Hess, of both Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre previously. The screenplay was co-written by Jared and his wife Jerusha Hess. Fox Searchlight is bringing Gentlemen Broncos to theaters starting on October 30th after its premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin.

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I will still go see it just for Jemaine Clement.

Dirty Dutchman on Sep 26, 2009


I didnt realize how nerdy you look! 😉

d on Sep 26, 2009


this movie is filled with disgusting animal violence and it sucks

cat on Oct 25, 2009

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