Lisa Schwarzbaum
October 29, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

julien donkey-boy

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Ewen Bremner, Chloë Sevigny
genre
Drama

We gave it a B+

With the first American film to earn the Dogma 95 seal of approval, writer-director Harmony Korine has made an exciting artistic leap over the slummy junk of Gummo. He remains smitten with sordidness — here it involves a schizophrenic young man (Ewen Bremner) and his misbegotten family. But Korine has found ways to convey emotional terrain that should serve him well, even after he outgrows shock as an artistic goal. B+

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