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Midnight Cowboy Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Midnight Cowboy moves beyond realism into an archetypal tale of the Big City destroying dreamers. Joe and Ratso, like Of Mice and Men's George and Lenny, are quintessential failed, lower-class, buddy-dreamers.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 2, 2014
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Classic Oscar winner has explicit material, mature themes.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

July 1, 2014
Derek Malcolm

We can identify with them without false sentimentality and it is impossible not to do so.

Full Review Source: Guardian

January 13, 2014
Alan Jones
Radio Times

[A] tawdry, strident yet deeply affecting tale.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

January 13, 2014

Total Film

Strip away everything else and it's the performances that make Midnight Cowboy what it is.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

February 12, 2013
Robert Hatch
The Nation

The attempt to wring tender laughter from such a topic strikes me as being itself a kind of commercialized vice.

Full Review Source: The Nation

February 12, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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I cannot recall a more marvelous pair of acting performances in any one film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 18, 2013
Cole Smithey

"Midnight Cowboy" is an exquisite time capsule. The film is filled with dark social and political commentary. Only through his problematic friendship with Ratzo can Buck reclaim his humanity.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A+

December 9, 2011
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Midnight Cowboy's peep-show vision of Manhattan lowlife may no longer be shocking, but what is shocking, in 1994, is to see a major studio film linger this lovingly on characters who have nothing to offer the audience but their own lost souls.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 7, 2011
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine

Superb performances and a compelling script have made this film a strange mix of Oscar-winner and Cult Classic.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

February 20, 2008
Robert J. Landry
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In this film the scenery is lovely and only the human race is vile.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 30, 2008
Douglas Pratt

The movie is locked into a sixties stylistic approach that can feel dated, but Hoffman's performance can prevent one from ever tiring of the film.

January 30, 2008
Jon Fortgang

An impressive and enduring evocation of time and place, this is a moving low-life drama built around Oscar-winning writing and performances.

Full Review Source: Film4

January 30, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Talented Englishman Schlesinger had an unerring eye for capturing the grimy reality of New York, even if his directorial style is more jittery than is really necessary.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

December 13, 2006
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 13, 2006
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Great performances from Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman cap this bravest Academy Awards Best Picture choice in history.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 4/4

December 2, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Outrageously overrated at the cynical end of the Swinging Sixties.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Clint Morris

A film you won't soon forget

| Original Score: 4/5

March 11, 2006
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It only takes a movie like Midnight Cowboy to point out the limitations of a rating system: How can a measly four stars convey the magnificence of this acknowledged classic?

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 4/4

March 10, 2006
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

Sometimes a time capsule never dates.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 5/5

February 19, 2006
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