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Bottle Rocket, 1996

Bottle Rocket
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Written by: Wes Anderson
Language:  English, Spanish
Country:  USA
Runtime:  91 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Bottle Rocket is clever, witty, and humorous. The plot centers around unlikely criminals, a heist, and partners. It features irreverent humor. Bottle Rocket is a comedy, drama, and crime movie. Stylistically, it is talky. In approach, it is realistic. Bottle Rocket is set in Texas. It happens in the 1990s. It is based on a short film. Bottle Rocket is known for being an award winner. It is especially suggested for a boys' night. Note that it includes profanity.

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Three criminally aspiring friends bungle their way through a series of misadventures in this oddball... more

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Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA
Release date: 21 February 1996
Runtime: 91 min

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Luke Wilson Luke Wilson As Anthony Adams
Owen Wilson Owen Wilson As Dignan
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The New York Times
A mildly facetious tone limits Anderson's film to the lightweight, but the collective enthusiasm behind this debut effort still comes through. What's best about Bottle Rocket is not the laid-back pranks that inflate its story to feature length but...
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by: Elvis Mitchell
Entertainment Weekly
The title refers to cheap fireworks that fizz before they flame out quietly, and that's what three Southwestern slackers do in this amiable heist movie-cum-road flick.
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Not big or clever
This tries really hard to be a Coen brothers movie and fails entirely. This is because although the Coens make it look effortless their structure is always spot on. Bottle rocket has absolutely no structure whatsoever and is really badly edited...
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16.December.2012 |  by: mattbright
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I so wanted to like this film, but I only made it through about 2/3 of the movie. The acting is not bad, but the story itself was slow, self-indulgent & mocking.
28.April.2010 |  by: cadamy
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As I said in my review for The Life Aquatic, Wes Anderson's movies aren't for everyone. The characters in his movies are often very unusual and eclectic. His movies are primarily dialogue based with little or no "action." If a viewer can get around...
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09.October.2009 |  by: Ethan Clapham
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