Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
  1. In his second feature as a director, Gallo acts as writer, director, producer, star, cinematographer, production designer and editor. Thus, the failure is all his.
  2. 38
    The Brown Bunny is one long, self-indulgent bore topped off with a hard-core porn scene featuring Gallo and co-star Chloë Sevigny.
  3. The kind of fascinatingly bad film only a really gifted and fearless moviemaker could make: a 92-minute long raggedy-raunchy vision of sex, transit and alienation in which Gallo focuses on himself so obsessively, it's as if he'd become his own stalker.
  4. It is not the worst movie ever made, as some critics claim, but it does a passing imitation.
  5. 0
    There are not enough synonyms for ''bad'' to describe the pretension and utter banality of the masturbatory The Brown Bunny, a film so exhaustively awful even its creator Vincent Gallo once disavowed it.
  6. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    30
    Inexpressiveness is what separates the film from its models (chiefly Antonioni) and what makes it so exasperating.
  7. It's not really a movie. I suppose it's what could be called a recorded behavior.
  8. 20
    Only in the last third, when he gets down to the business of telling a story, does The Brown Bunny become a porn movie -- though not in the sense you'd expect.
  9. Reviewed by: Jim Fusilli
    30
    An excruciatingly embarrassing display of ego and ineptitude.
User Score
4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 12 out of 22
  1. Nov 11, 2013
    10
    This is the most beautiful, original and brilliant film I have ever seen. Those who disagree are entitled to their opinion. Those who strongly disagree are clearly not reacting to the film. Vincent Gallo is extremely talented in many ways. He is also complex sensitive, poetic and very funny. The public responses to him vary greatly. He is completely misunderstood and those who misunderstand his intensions and humor will certainly misunderstand his masterful works of art. Full Review »
  2. Aug 31, 2010
    2
    The Brown Bunny is one of the worst independent films that Vincent Gallo directed this strange movie. The scenes are too boring to watch,because we see that the character keeps driving around all the way to the road and nothing with the plot that he's going at the same plot without no explanation of the story. The characters had no speaking louder in the audience and we try to figure it out what they're saying. Chloe Sevigny just arrived and she started to have a sex scene,but very graphic and too controversial with the actress (that it looks like a porn or a sex scandal in this movie that the audience see.) I give this movie a horrible,but amazing horrible film that Gallo did this horrible film that he shows in Cannes and I agree with Roger Ebert that he only gave three stars and thumbs up for saying "amazing horrible film. But it's just a horrible independent adult film and it's seen to believe! Full Review »