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Trash Humpers (2010)

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Critic Consensus: It's oddly affecting in a deeply discomfiting way, but Trash Humpers pales in comparison with Harmony Korine's earlier, truly transgressive work.

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Americana goes rancid in writer/director Harmony Korine's tale of three elderly cretins who brutalize dolls, molest fauna, and force themselves on garbage cans. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Trash Humpers

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A Dadaist delight, Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers is a direct descendant of Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures, perhaps the first and only.

July 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Trash Humpers, far being an authentic expression of the American Id, is a nostalgic lament for an era in which Korine's films could be held up, rightly or wrongly, as transgressive. No longer.

June 24, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is an exercise in experimental provocation and in pure insolence, while sometimes being horribly funny and fascinating, reviving the spirit of Tod Browning's Freaks and the ice-cold vision of Diane Arbus.

June 18, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a typical Korine move: gesture towards seriousness, and then undercut it in the name of puerility. Or is it post-political cynicism?

June 18, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This is counter-cinema at its best. For every insipid, corporate-led blockbuster that comes hurtling out of Hollywood, something as gross, coarse and provocative as Trash Humpers must counteract, if just to remind us of the power of film.

June 17, 2010

Imagine if you salvaged a grubby VHS tape off the roadside only to discover it contained outtakes from an amateur Jackass knock-off.

June 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trash Humpers

Korine believes to be making something provocative and artsy by refusing anything similar to a plot and shooting endless unrelated scenes of abhorrent scum in VHS, but all he does is bore us to death with an interminable, painfully unwatchable load of crap. (Zero stars)

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

Backing to Korine's earlier transgressive work, Trash Humpers also bring that old charm by VHS and show a brutal critic to American society.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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½

A gang of rednecks in wrinkled masks that make them look like escapees from a nursing home for the criminally insane engage in random acts of vandalism in empty suburbs. A dull, pretentious slog through the rubbish: your bourgeois sensibilities may or may not be offended, but they'll almost certainly be bored.

Greg S
Greg S

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