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3.7
1,726 Ratings

Gerry

Directed by Gus Van Sant
United States, 2002
Drama

Synopsis

A friendship between two twenty-something men is tested to its very limits when they go on a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

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Gerry Directed by Gus Van Sant

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2003 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

Toronto International Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Visions Award - Special Citation

For me, Gerry is the movie that Van Sant was born to make: a deceptively minimalist comedy based loosely on a true story, with an aesthetic inspired by the severe, long-take style of the Hungarian master director Béla Tarr (whose influence the director readily admitted).
July 13, 2018
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Just like the disoriented characters, we get lost in the magnificent landscapes and endless deserts of Death Valley. Gerry was like nothing Van Sant had done before, a welcome provocation in line with the work of the Hungarian director Béla Tarr.
June 27, 2018
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Some of Van Sant’s early films reveal an artist finding his voice; Gerry gave its aesthetically restless director the chance to try on some eye-catching formalist clothing. Its enduring value, then, is that it motivates the viewer to seek out the source of its hand-me-downs.
November 19, 2007
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