The acting, showy and instinctual, is most of the movie; the visual style is too forced and chicly distended to let the drama acquire much natural life of its own.
Interesting fact: Dave Kehr hates every movie you've ever heard of. Just because you didn't watch it in a theater with five other people doesn't mean it's bad, Dave.
Jul 17 - 12:28 AM
TIME Magazine, the NY Times, the Chicago Reader, Time Out, Variety, Slant Magazine, and the Washington Post employ THE worst critics ever! They sh*t on every classic!Apocalypse Now (1979)Dog Day Afternoon (1975) La Strada (1954) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Bullitt (1968) Lifeboat (1944)Alien (1979) The Empire Strikes Back (1980)Amadeus (1984)The Bridge on the River Kwai (1954)Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Superman (1978) The Seventh Seal (1957)Ben-Hur (1959)The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) A Clockwork Orange (1971) Harold and Maude (1971) Lady and the Tramp (1955)Gremlins (1984) Grease (1978)Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)Romancing the Stone (1984) This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Yellow Submarine (1968) and now...Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Nov 12 - 08:39 PM
Those are some movies Dave Kehr hates
Nov 12 - 08:40 PM
you can have a better intro instead of copying everything you ever said onto the same page. How about they crap on the classics? Im just saying.
Jan 8 - 07:06 PM
How anyone can say this film is bad is beyond me, there's truly something wrong with a person when they can't enjoy Midnight Cowboy. It has everything anyone could want, comedy, violence, camaraderie, sex, a very strange party and a heartbreaking yet fitting ending.
Jan 10 - 12:52 PM
He didn't say he "hated it". He gives an intellectual review, with depth--and it's only his opinion.
Apr 15 - 07:52 PM
who on earth is this guy and how did he ever become a 'top critic'? i fucking hate this cunt
Aug 27 - 12:00 PM
Notice what Ebert says: "What has happened to Midnight Cowboy is that we've done our own editing job on it. We've forgotten the excesses and the detours, and remembered the purity of the central characters and the Voight and Hoffman performances."
excesses and detours...
Apr 15 - 07:55 PM
This is not a bad film, just weird direction that doesnt resonate with everyone.
Apr 16 - 11:34 AM