The Beach Bum - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Beach Bum Reviews

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April 2, 2019
Comedy often misses and it relies heavily on shock value humor.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 29, 2019
Fearless Matthew McConaughey plays a drunk-stoner-poet almost too well in this disjointed, ultimately disappointing comedy.
October 28, 2019
There's scant regard for narrative structure or continuity - bizarre things just happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2019
A little bit labored and at times gloriously wacky, lowkey attempts at provocation merely highlight how unprovocative it really is on every conceivable front.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 14, 2019
The time for boring, middle-aged men to succeed at doing nothing, and to be heaped with praise and adoration for it, is over.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 11, 2019
Where Spring turned left, Beach veers right - strangers passing on the boardwalk...
March 29, 2019
Booze, bongs, and breasts galore in "drugs are fun" comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 15, 2019
The Beach Bum is not a terrible movie. The directing is competent, the score is excellent, and the cast is game and hilarious. However, considering who was at the helm, it is not focused enough and winds up with nothing to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 12, 2019
A pretentious, erratic, uninteresting movie that revels in masculinity and hedonism.
March 10, 2019
There's certainly an audience for this film, but not a big one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 21, 2019
Meet Moondog - a movie character you'll want to punch in the face.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 29, 2019
Unfortunately, Korine's latest is an uneasy meshing of his outsider sensibilities with a more commercial project, leading to a film made by a master provocateur that has no lasting impact whatsoever outside of a handful of decent laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 2, 2019
For such a lazy and rudderless endeavor, The Beach Bum is infuriating in its stupid flaunting of unearned success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
May 17, 2019
Korine likes to provoke, we know that. But by inviting us to look in on a bunch of people we can't stand, having a wild party we're not invited to, he actually alienates his audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 10, 2019
Contrary to what everyone in his world seems to believe, he's exhausting to hang out with before long.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 26, 2019
It isn't good and it isn't bad - it is, to borrow a fitting adjective, alright.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2019
I'm still trying to puzzle your film out, which is infuriating, given that it's a cinematic middle finger to the concept of problem-solving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 29, 2019
You might be fooled into thinking it actually matters, but it's really just a stoner comedy with some half-baked observations about the artistic process.
October 28, 2019
[A]n incredibly tiresome chronicle of Moondog's dissolute, promiscuous lifestyle, which he is able to afford only because his wife Minnie (Isla Fisher) is richer than Croesus.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 10, 2019
Indeed, McConaughey, who is in virtually every frame, is really the only reason to see "The Beach Bum." McConnanerds will love it, it's likely everyone else will be scratching their heads.
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