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. A gorgeously shot endurance test that is impossible to get through on anything less than a full night's sleep and a double shot of espresso.
  2. A wee Boy Scout would have done far better in the wilds. It’s tough to think "Waiting for Godot" when what you’re watching is closer to "Dumb & Dumber."
  3. Gerry isn't much of anything, and doesn't claim to be. It's a movie stripped of its movieness.
  4. 50
    Van Sant ultimately reveals so little about this odd couple that we frankly don't give a damn what happens to them. Nor, apparently, does he.
  5. If it were a landscape painting, Gerry would deserve a place in the National Gallery. But as a movie...deserves its own wing in The Old Curiosity Shop.
  6. 40
    Exercise in existential tedium that it is, Gerry isn't without devotees.
  7. 40
    For the most part, Gerry is a lot of self-indulgent baloney.
  8. 40
    Gerry moves slowly and deliberately, like a torture technique, leaving us feeling as dry and dusty and lost as its two characters.
  9. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    Long takes do not a masterpiece make, and the suspicion that the whole thing is a lark is only bolstered by Damon and Affleck's inability to contain their giggles.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 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. TrulyGerry 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 aUninteresting 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 charactersI 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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