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An ex-con learns the value of friendship in Jerry Schatzberg's picaresque road movie. Trying to hitch a ride on a desolate California road, fresh-out-of-prison Max (Gene Hackman) meets ex-sailor Lion (Al Pacino). They are both headed east, as Max dreams of opening a deluxe car wash in Pittsburgh and Lion believes that the wife and child he left behind will still welcome him home. The two decide to journey together, forging an increasingly deep yet uncertain friendship, as Lion teaches Max how
Jan 1, 1973 Wide
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Schatzberg throws away the more interesting implications in order to make emotional hay.
I assume that Schatzberg and White wanted somehow to ennoble Max and Lionel, but they sentimentalize them.
Jerry Schatzberg's film embraces sprawl of both the narrative and geographical variety with freewheeling abandon.
As a picture of blue-collar America the film is credible and compassionate.
This is no lost classic, but Pacino/Hackman superfans could do a lot, lot worse.
With its two peerless leads delivering riveting performances, this snapshot of the landscape of early 1970s America - external and internal - is a fine entry into the road movie canon.
It's strong on the details of itinerant life, and allows plotting to take a back seat to character.
A road film, buddy movie and character study dramedy about alienation... .
Embora siga claramente o padrão estabelecido por obras como Easy Rider e Perdidos na Noite, isto não impede o filme de se estabelecer como um tocante estudo de personagens - especialmente graças à dinâmica brilhante entre Hackman e Pacino.
A compassionate buddy film about two lost, forgotten souls who still dream of a better life. A great, unsung film that all Hackman and Pacino fans must seek out.
Suffused with sentimentality, humor and melancholy, it's also one of the most gorgeous movies of the decade this side of Terrence Malick...
A lively picaresque tale of two down-and-out buddies struggling to survive.
Memorable performances by Hackman and Pacino overcome a sometimes shaky script to create a touching story of a convincingly messy friendship.
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