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A True Waste of Celluloid
on November 30, 2001
First, I should tell you that I share a birthday with the aforementioned Hunter S. Thompson (something I rarely brag about). One might think this would make me at least a little sentimental about a movie about him. But 'Where the Buffalo Roam' was, without a doubt, the WORST film I've ever seen. Okay, I'm not a huge Bill Murray fan, but I appreciate his work. I'm not a Peter Boyle fan either, but I'll always think of him with a chuckle as Gene Wilder's 'Monster' in 'Young Frankenstein.'
Unfortunately, this film had the kiss of death upon it before it was ever released: a combination of irrelevant and uninteresting subject matter, a screenplay that Thompson (a writer) should've vetoed the moment it came out of the typewriter, characters that neither inspired empathy nor pity, and self-absorbed acting doomed it. Had I not been with friends when I went to see it in the theater, I'd have surely left with plenty of popcorn to spare.
The bottom line: There are lots of good, even mediocre, movies out there. Don't waste your time and money on this one. It is TRULY the worst. There is a requisite minimum of one star on these ratings, but I feel that Murray, et. al. owe me a few.