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"HILARIOUS"

- Hollywood.com

"WARMLY ENJOYABLE... AN UNCONVENTIONAL, ULTIMATELY RATHER SWEET BUDDY PIC THAT’S AN AUDIOVISUAL TREAT."

- Variety

"A FILM UNLIKE ANY NOW OUT THERE. REMARKABLY GRIPPING AND RICH."

- Film Comment

"It reconciles David Gordon Green's twin modes into a whole no other director could have, DEEPLY FELT AND LIGHT AS LAUGHTER. One sequence of Rudd taking a swim in the rain is as gorgeous as anything I've seen onscreen in the last few years."

- Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"A RARE AND PECULIAR FORM OF DELIGHT. It is refreshing — even thrilling, in a way — to see Mr. Rudd play the uptight guy."

- A.O. Scott, NY Times

"A WORK OF ECCENTRIC BUT OFTEN PROFOUND BEAUTY. Weird and wonderful, a refreshing movie that looks and sounds only like itself. That old Green magic, it seems, is back."

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

" THE MOVIE RESONATES MORE THAN MANY WOULD-BE BLOCKBUSTERS. A perfect midway point between director Green’s styles"

- The Wrap

"Cheerfully goofy, wistful and strange."

- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"FIRST RATE AND FUNNIER THAN DAVID GORDON GREEN’S HOLLYWOOD COMEDIES. Paul Rudd is as funny and more effective than ever."

- Matt Barone, Complex

"Ripe with feeling, director Green has reconnected with his poetic side. He invests the sometimes-broad humor with unexpected pathos."

- A.A. Dowd, The Onion

"It’s immensely pleasing to see David Gordon Green return to the sort of intimate storytelling."

- Marc Mohan, The Oregonian

"A beautiful, occasionally lyrical, often hilarious, richly characterized film about the minutiae of nature (of both the human and outdoorsy varieties)."

- Interview

"It features two of the best performances from Rudd and Hirsch's careers."

- Indiewire

"A DELIGHTFUL MÉLANGE OF THE SUBLIME AND THE ABSURD, THE FUNNY AND THE DARK."

- Matthew Cassel, NY Observer

"POIGNANT AND ENDEARING."

- Kyle Smith, NY Post

"HYPNOTIC."

- Matt Prigge, Metro

"Textured with heartfelt, relatable dialogue, the ensuing friendship feels well-earned."

- Mara Reinstein, US Weekly

"ONE OF MY FAVORITE EXPERIENCES AT THE MOVIES IN A LONG TIME. Poignant and hilarious. I felt more transported to a different time and place with Prince Avalanche than I do with most sci-fi time travelling, special effects-heavy movies. Some of those most breathtaking sequences of cinematography in any film this year."

- Aly Semigran, Hollywood.com

"The perfect middle ground between All the Real Girls and Pineapple Express. BRAVO!"

- David Fear, Time Out NY

"A DEEPLY ENJOYABLE, WONDROUS DELIGHT. Meditative, remarkably funny and sublime. It might be Green’s most vital film to date."

- Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist on Indiewire

"Consolidates the bromantic interplay of Pineapple Express and the lyricism of George Washington and All the Real Girls."

- Nick McCarthy, Slant

"The perfectly paired Rudd and Hirsch are in pristine form, each giving his best on-screen performance to date."

- Matt Barone, Complex

"ABSURD, HILARIOUS AND STRANGELY MOVING."

- Matthew Odam, Austin American-Statesman

"A lovely surprise."

- Kristopher Tapley, HitFix

"An exquisitely crafted slice of comedic melancholia. Warmly satisfying, the performances are so enjoyable and unexpectedly touching, the film breathes with real cinematic expansiveness."

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

"A quiet comedy with explosive undercurrents."

- Chris Barsanti, Film Journal

"Warmly enjoyable, it has room for both very funny physical comedy and rapturous, stand-alone, near-experimental montages given superb support by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo’s diverse original rock tracks."

- Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Oddball Little Gem That's Both Wacky and Lyrical."

- The Wrap

"A film in which there are only two special effects: natural beauty and human emotion."

- Matt Zoller Seitz , ROGER EBERT.com

"Pure art house visionary, channelling Herzog, Malick and the dramas that Gus van Sant made."

- Matt Zoller Seitz , ROGER EBERT.com

"It's glorious"

- NY Magazine Vulture

"It’s a hoot."

- NY POST

"A lot of fun."

- AM NEW YORK

"A screenplay that seamlessly blends cringe-worthy bawdy humor and affecting drama."

- AM NEW YORK

"Prince Avalanche speaks insightfully to the joys and costs of being alone, and of the risk that comes with letting another person in. Bittersweet and deeply felt, it also shows with confidence the estimable and still surprising talents of its cast and director."

- NPR

"The director's longtime cinematographer, Tim Orr, has perhaps never shot more beautifully."

- LA TIMES

"STUNNING"

- USA TODAY

"What transpires here is a small slice of life, an examination of aimless souls, camaraderie and bruised egos that is beautifully shot and gently moving."

- USA TODAY

"The cinematography is hauntingly poetic."

- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"A FILM UNLIKE ANY NOW OUT THERE. Remarkably gripping and rich. A genuine affirmation of taking the road less traveled."

- Jonathan Robbins, FILM COMMENT

"Remarkably gripping and rich."

- Jonathan Robbins, FILM COMMENT

"Cinematographer Tim Orr imparts a strong visual style that makes the post-inferno Texas woodland setting come alive and contributes to the film’s surreal feel."

- Jonathan Robbins, FILM COMMENT

"(David Gordon Green) has reconnected with his poetic side. The Malick comparisons seem appropriate again."

- THE A.V. CLUB

"Rudd (is) particularly impressive both in his ability to pull off skewed comic moments and suggest the strains of anger and loneliness in his character."

- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"A rare and peculiar form of delight."

- NY Times

"Resonates more than many would-be blockbusters."

- NY Daily News

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- Metro

"(Emile) Hirsch has never given a more filled-out, satisfying turn"

- Metro

"A quirky, endearing and offbeat comedy with a very human core"

- Carlos Aguilar, FILMOPHILIA

"Truly moving"

- Carlos Aguilar, FILMOPHILIA

"Well performed and directed"

- Carlos Aguilar, FILMOPHILIA

"A quiet comedy with explosive undercurrents."

- FILM JOURNAL

"A DEEPLY ENJOYABLE, WONDROUS DELIGHT. Meditative, remarkably funny and sublime. It might be Green’s most vital film to date."

- Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist on Indiewire

"ABSURD, HILARIOUS AND STRANGELY MOVING."

- Matthew Odam, Austin American-Statesman

"The perfect middle ground between All the Real Girls and Pineapple Express. Bravo!"

- David Fear, Time Out NY

"The perfectly paired Rudd and Hirsch are both in pristine form, each giving his best performance to date."

- Matt Barone, Complex

"ONE OF MY FAVORITE EXPERIENCES AT THE MOVIES IN A LONG TIME. Poignant and hilarious. I felt more transported to a different time and place with Prince Avalanche than I do with most sci-fi time travelling, special effects-heavy movies. Some of those most breathtaking sequences of cinematography in any film this year."

- Aly Semigran, Hollywood.com

"A lovely surprise."

- Kristopher Tapley, HitFix

"An exquisitely crafted slice of comedic melancholia. Warmly satisfying, the performances are so enjoyable and unexpectedly touching , the film breathes with real cinematic expansiveness."

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

"Warmly enjoyable, it has room for both very funny physical comedy and rapturous, stand-alone, near-experimental montages given superb support by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo’s diverse original rock tracks."

- Dennis Harvey, Variety

"A melding of all his sensibilities thus far into something boldly idiosyncratic, humanistic and vital."

- Playlist

"Hilarious, meditative and deeply full of life."

- Playlist

"Marks Green’s triumphant return to compelling independent film storytelling."

- WE GOT THIS COVERED

"It's funny in a genuine, well-earned way."

- Joblo

"Absolutely gorgeous to behold."

- Joblo

"GORGEOUS"

- Twitch

"LOVELY AND EFFERVESCENT"

- Moviecitynews.com

"Gorgeously shot"

- Moviecitynews.com

"Go see Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch bond, brawl, booze, and evolve in Prince Avalanche. It's a thoroughly realized glimpse of a quietly extraordinary relationship."

- Gawker

"Prince Avalanche also made me laugh harder than any other film at SXSW."

- Hollywood.com

"Gorgeously saturated cinematography."

- Slant Magazine

"A HILARIOUS, TOUCHING ODD COUPLE STORY"

- Hollywood.com

"Brilliant little gem of a movie"

- Hollywood.com

"One of my favorite experiences not only at SXSW, but at the movies in general in a long time"

- Hollywood.com

"A poignant, hilarious slice of life tale"

- Hollywood.com

"They're (Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch) both in pristine form here, each giving his best on-screen performance to date in a quietly emotional and always just-goofy-enough melting pot of modestly screwball."

- Complex

"Subtle, charming and heartbreaking."

- SLACKERWOOD

"Heartfelt"

- US Weekly


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About The Film

An odd couple of sorts, introspective and stern Alvin (Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance (Hirsch), dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer of 1988 repainting the traffic lines on a desolate country highway where the surrounding areas have been ravaged by wildfire. In this solitary backdrop, the two bicker and joke with each other as they reflect on their relationships with women, resulting in a clumsy fall headfirst into an unlikely friendship.

Cast & Crew

Cast:
Paul Rudd
Emile Hirsch
Lance LeGault
Joyce Payne

Director:
David Gordon Green


Rated R for some sexual content.

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