Easy Rider Reviews

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
June 17, 2014
Iconic 1969 road trip movie with violence, drugs, sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
March 11, 2013
Though deserving of its esteemed status on account of the cinematic revolution it spawned, the feature itself is something of a relic. But since when isn't it fascinating to reflect on the fossils of the past?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Charles Champlin
Los Angeles Times
March 4, 2013
Fonda and Hopper, it should by this time go without saying, give immense performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
February 25, 2013
Age hasn't been kind to it but Easy Rider is still a trip.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
February 25, 2013
This is a glorious widescreen vision of a hot and bothered America, at once beautiful and lost. Yes, it has dated, but its pessimistic last gasp ("We blew it...") still carries a prescient sting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Hatch
The Nation
February 25, 2013
Wyatt and Billy are more rigidly conformist, their life more narrowly obsessive than that of any broker's clerk on the nine to five.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 5, 2010
unlike earlier films that exploited the sensational nature of their subject matter and did little else, Easy Rider borrowed its attitude and aesthetics from the various European new waves and sought to be about something.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 15, 2010
like all great films, with a finger firm on the pulse of the entire spirit of the age, it predicted in terms brutal and eloquent the end of the whole fucking thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
December 1, 2009
Despite it all, it's a valuable document of hepcat actors taking snapshots of America circa 1969
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 25, 2009
More than anything else, the thing that gives Easy Rider its legendary status is that it's an indie film that became the spokesperson for a decade when Hollywood was preoccupied with other concerns.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 5, 2009
The film stands up as a profound period piece that continues to reverberate with the despondent hostilities of modern American existence.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
April 12, 2009
The little road movie of hippie bikers was an odyssey for the era of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 21, 2008
The ultimate "road trip" movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Gene Moskowitz
Variety
June 26, 2007
None of the forced violence, lawlessness, rapist, gratuitous speed aspects of the motorbike clan in this perceptive film.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 26, 2007
Slack but powerful, sentimental yet scathing, experimental but predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 26, 2007
The film may be a relic now, but it is a fascinating souvenir -- particularly in its narcissism and fatalism -- of how the hippie movement thought of itself.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 21, 2006
Dennis Hopper's seminal road film proved that critical movies of mainstream society could achieve both artistic cache and commercial success.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
[A] simplistic amalgam of travelogue and the zoom lens.
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
September 16, 2005
I don't think I'll watch EASY RIDER again, but it's a well-made piece for sure.
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
September 10, 2005
Yeah, yeah. It's dated. So what of it? It kinda rawks.
| Original Score: 5/5
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