Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 7 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    Defiantly uncommunicative picture.
  2. In the end, Gerry is beyond the simple question of pleasure. Seeing it may be no fun at all, but then discomfort is part of the price one pays in learning.
  3. Gerry is all manner without any trace of depth.
  4. 25
    Strands Matt Damon and Casey Affleck (both named Gerry) in a desert with little to say and do except lose themselves in an existential wasteland of doomed beauty.
  5. 25
    The desert is clean in Gerry, but it's also empty.
  6. The most screamingly obvious reaction to Gerry is: what a load of pseudo-arty you-know-what.
  7. Gerry is ragingly bad art that contributes to a definition of independent film as something no one would want to sit through.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Jun 23, 2014
    9
    Gerry was a surprise for me. I Absolutely LOVED this movie as not much was said and the whole scenario unraveled inside ones head. Truly arthouse cinema. I cant believe Hollywood got this one right. I believe the people who didnt care for this movie probably have too much going on inside their own heads and cant relax into the true essence of being lost in the desert. Well done Casey Affleck and Matt Damon ! ! ! ;~), Full Review »
  2. Jul 29, 2013
    4
    Uninteresting and not engaging. I usually don't have a problem with films that are "slow" but this film isn't slow in the way that it takes a while to get into it's "slow" in the way that it's boring and you never get into it. It's not all around terrible it's just not very good. Full Review »
  3. Feb 17, 2012
    1
    I gave it 1 point because it did one thing well; it made me feel exactly what the characters were feeling. Unfortunately, what the characters felt was lost, desperate and at some points in intense pain.
    It doesn't have any metaphors or philosophies to analyse because it has fewer words in the script than most films have on the back of the DVD box.
    If you like long, silent, beautiful views of desert scenery feel free to try this, as it's all you'll get. Though you could always just go on the Internet, search for a photograph of a desert and stare at that for 2 hours for much the same effect.
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