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Buffalo '66 (1998)



Critic Consensus: Self-indulgent yet intriguing, Buffalo '66 marks an auspicious feature debut for writer-director-star Vincent Gallo while showcasing a terrific performance from Christina Ricci.

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First-time director Vincent Gallo stars in this self-consciously stylized story of a social misfit who's rescued from emotional annihilation by the girl he kidnaps.

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Vincent Gallo
as Billy Brown
Ben Gazzara
as Jimmy Brown
Anjelica Huston
as Janet Brown
Kevin Pollak
as TV Sportscaster
Alex Karras
as TV Sportscaster
John Sansone
as Little Billy Brown
Manny Fried
as The Donut Clerk
John Rummel
as Don Shanks
Bob Wahl
as Scott Woods
Penny Wolfgang
as Judge Penny M. Wolfgang
Anthony Mydcarz
as The Motel Clerk
Michael Maciejewski
as The Guy in the Bathroom
Jack Claxton
as The Denny's Host
Dominic Telesco
as The Prison Guard
Carl Marchi
as The Cafe Owner
Kim Krah
as The Denny's Waitress
Julius DiGennaro
as The Info Booth Clerk
Terry Braunstein
as The Tap Dance Teacher
Jack Hunter
as The Gas Station Clerk
Norma Gelose
as The Bus Station Woman
Jamie King
as The Tap Dance Kids
Janel King
as The Tap Dance Kids
Ghennifer Dennis
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Erin Markle
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Valeria Hildebrandt
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Michelle McCluskey
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Terese Lenandowski
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Kim Bradway
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Dana Thompson
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Karen Sitter
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Michelle Koninick
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Amy Jakabowski
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Tara Thompson
as Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Buffalo '66

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (21)

There is a air of intriguing atavism about the textures and contours of Buffalo '66's visual style and tone.

April 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Gallo, who also wrote, directed and scored Buffalo '66 , is a smart young filmmaker, not least in his casting.

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

For a study in untrammeled lunacy, the movie is a highly constructed and tightly controlled work.

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

Gallo's combination of crudeness and sophistication has a preternatural power.

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

The intimate, idiosyncratic and very funny Buffalo '66 --directed by and starring Vincent Gallo, from a semi-autobiographical script co-authored with Alison Bagnall --feels like a projection of Gallo's very psyche.

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

Vincent Gallo, gaunt and pop-eyed, with a gaze of sexy, hostile paranoia, has the look of a born sociopath or a born movie star (or both).

September 7, 2011 | Rating: A

Audience Reviews for Buffalo '66


It doesn't care at all if we are going to hate his character, and despite being a bit uneven, especially close to the end when its protagonist's motivations feel weirdly out of character, this is an always absorbing film that manages to make us empathize with such a detestable person.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

All time favourite dysfunctional romance movie.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

A small-time waster fresh out of prison kidnaps a girl and forces her to pretend to be his wife in an attempt to fool his dysfunctional parents into believing he's living the good life. Buffalo '66 is trying oh-so-hard for "indie chic". Writer-director Vincent Gallo essentially presents us with a love story for emotional retards, as his "hero" Billy has clearly been emotionally scarred by his upbringing at the hands of his Denver Broncos obsessed mother and self absorbed, emotionally distant father. It's a nice idea and I'm sure female fashionistas who fancy themselves as preferring "troubled" and "complex" men (as long as they dress like rock stars and have perfect bone structure, of course...) to jock types think it's the best thing since sliced bread. The biggest problem is with Gallo himself; he is clearly such a self obsessed narcissist that instead of a traumatized, insecure victim, he comes across as an obnoxious, arrogant asshole and as such it seems deeply unlikely that such an appealing creature as Christina Ricci would have anything to do with him. It has some nice visual touches and I certainly warmed to the film more and more as it went, but in the end it all seems just a little too pretentious and a little too unconvincing to be the work of genius that Gallo himself clearly thinks it is.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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