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Hear me out: why Gentlemen Broncos isn’t a bad movie

Continuing our series of writers defending loathed films is an argument to rewatch Jared Hess’s inventive post-Napoleon Dynamite comedy

Any heat generated by Jared Hess’s oddball debut Napoleon Dynamite had cooled by the time his third film, Gentlemen Broncos, was dumped on to a handful of screens by its neglectful distributor, Fox Searchlight, in 2009. It made just over $118,000 (a fraction of that from a three-day UK run in 2010). Time Out magazine labelled it “unsavoury”, the New York Times a “misfire”. Others were less kind.

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