3 movies in and its clear that Jared Hess is an auteur. His comedies are unique and the question is whether he can maintain his kitsch. Gentleman Broncos suggests that he might run out of steam. At a lean 89 minute running time its disappointing to find that the movie begins brilliantly but descends into banality. When its good its hilarious. Jemaine Clement is brilliant (whatever he does is pure hilarity) and the movie is packed with hysterical moments (the hand massage being my favourite). But the movie's downfall is with it's attempt at parody. Its about a kid who writes a tacky sci-fi novella which is plagiarised by a renowned author (Clament) who stumbles upon the story at a writers festival. Much of the movie takes place within the sci-fi story and these scenes are played by Sam Rockwell who is also hilarious. Unfortunately the attempted b-ness of these scenes ruins what is otherwise a great comedy. A lot of the visuals and dialogue are highly amusing on their own, but in carrying an entire movie they become stale quickly. Overall it's still well worth checking out because there's some big laughs to be had. Its corny, odd and a little bit surreal.... just a bit disappointing in the end for me.