Overall Rank: 1538
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 125
Theatrical Release Date: 02/21/1996
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/15/2008
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Wes Anderson
Actors: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler, Haley Miller, Robert Musgrave
Plot: Focusing on a trio of friends and their elaborate plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.
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FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/10/2012
I wanted this movie to be great because it really could have been. The character and plot with underlying themes were good and there was a lot of funny moments. The only thing that keep this movie at a 2.5 for me was Owen Wilson's character. It was just a little too much for me. It might also be because you are hit by the two Wilsons. He was just annoying. This would be a great TV show, where you get a nice 30min view and a week in between to give yourself a break of Wilson's character.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/05/2012
Wes Anderson's first feature demonstrates the birth of an auteur - bold choices in color and framing, some darkly comic lines, and some quirky performances from a cast who would end up being an Anderson staple in later films. This is just as funny as future Anderson films and feels far advanced in style for a first film.
Snoogans - wrote on 09/10/2011
Typical quirky indie comedy, with both Wilson brothers being weirdly funny together.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/06/2012
One of the instances where a debut movie shows the potential of a filmmaker. This first movies shows a promising director whose ability to present humor is never doubtful coupled with awesome casting and effective soundtracks. Dignan (Owen C. Wilson) "rescues" Anthony (Luke Wilson) and teams-up with Bob (Robert Musgrave). Despite the short role Caan had, he was still amazing. Soundtrack was upbeat, direction professional and performances sincere especially from Owen Wilson, who definitely outshines his brother here. Only flaw this rater observed were the finality between Inez and Anthony, and the short onscreen time for James Caan. Screenplay was funny and meaningful at the same time, which proves the formula Anderson will be using in the future. Bottle Rocket is about trying to …
Tino - wrote on 05/21/2008
Terrific film. This is the stuff that Owen Wilson is really talented at, writing and acting with Wes Anderson attached. The Wilson's team-up here is very effective as a duo of choppy criminals, who are trying to make a quick buck. There is a lot more substance here, then your typical Wilson slap-stick (usually teamed up with Ben Stiller), and has a lot more heart. For example, Anthony's (Luke Wilson) love interest with a motel housekeeper draws him out of their schemes, but and he is undoubtedly willing to change his ways for the girl. This is one of the most interesting part of the film. This is a lost different from The Royal Tenenbaums, which is often viewed as Anderson's best, but this one should be picked up, and is enjoyable with multiple viewings.
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