A small town gorilla joins a local TV program and a series of on-air mishaps threaten to shatter his identity, sending him on an adventure of self-discovery where reality and fantasy start to blend.
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★★★½ review by IanB on Letterboxd
A minor miracle: a parody of crowdpleasing Sundance quirkfests that also manages to be a really good version of one.
★★★½ review by Jeff Stewart on Letterboxd
Thus far second only to The Social Network in movies based on internet viral sensations. R.I.P vine, let a guy breaking things in a gorilla costume be your monument.
★★★½ review by Darren Fx on Letterboxd
Sylvio is an absurdist indie comedy film about a gorilla who gets an entertainment job on TV breaking stuff.
But the most absurd thing about the film isn't the comedy, it is the fact the film is an adaption a character from the now dead Vine platform.
You really shouldn't hold that against the film though; the film abused it subject matter, aka a Vine gorilla smashing stuff and turned it into something fantastic.
Sylvio is an amusing, absurd and at sometimes depressing look at life and being true to yourself.
You also got to give this film extra credit for not giving in by referencing the long forgotten Harambe meme.
★★★½ review by Luke Goodsell on Letterboxd
★★★★½ review by Max Radbill on Letterboxd
Maryland Film Festival 2017
Wow. Such a beautiful, sweet, fun, funny film. Slow but never boring. The attention to detail is incredible, the production design is flawless, the cinematography is gorgeous. I loved this film so much.
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