Easy Rider Reviews

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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.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
August 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Hopper, Fonda and their friends went out into America looking for a movie and found instead a small, pious statement (upper case) about our society (upper case), which is sick (upper case). It's pretty but lower case cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
[A] simplistic amalgam of travelogue and the zoom lens.
Simon Miraudo
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 2, 2002
I'd thought Easy Rider would seem dated. Turns out it's timeless.
| Original Score: A
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 25, 2003
It plays today more as a period piece than as living cinema, but it captures so surely the tone and look of that moment in time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 24, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
December 1, 2009
Despite it all, it's a valuable document of hepcat actors taking snapshots of America circa 1969
Clint Morris
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
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
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
June 17, 2014
Iconic 1969 road trip movie with violence, drugs, sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 27, 2003
The classic counterculture clash led by anti-heroes Fonda and Hopper...as riveting and rebellious as its subversive soundtrack
| Original Score: 4/5
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Gene Moskowitz
June 26, 2007
None of the forced violence, lawlessness, rapist, gratuitous speed aspects of the motorbike clan in this perceptive film.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
October 13, 2004
On the outside this small film was an easy going tale of drug dealing motorhead joint-token fringe hippies rollin' down the highways...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 21, 2008
The ultimate "road trip" movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Sean Axmaker
April 12, 2009
The little road movie of hippie bikers was an odyssey for the era of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll...
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