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On the Road Reviews

Tom Long
Detroit News
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It's not a wreck of a movie; it's not a sleek race car either. But there's heat to be felt here.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

March 22, 2013
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Walter Salles's warm but strangely staid adaptation of a piece of literature that was never meant to be tamed as cinema.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 22, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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"On the Road" is something of a sprawling mess, but then so is the novel.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2013
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It took more than half a century, but Jack Kerouac's autobiographical cult novel of bohemian youth in postwar America has reached the screen in wonderful form.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2013
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Against all odds, a surprisingly effective movie.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2013
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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In Salles, screenwriter Jose Rivera and company's effort to get the details right, they only get so far. And it's not quite far enough.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Director Walter Salles' film is fairly faithful to the source material. It's not going to start a movement, though.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

March 21, 2013
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Notwithstanding the characters' spiritual camaraderie, Salles' emphasizes the hard physical labor and loneliness in Sal's story, including the jittery rigors of the writing process.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 21, 2013
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Although Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has been praised as a milestone in American literature, this film version brings into question how much of a story it really offers.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

March 21, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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While Kerouac's odyssey lacks conventional narrative or novelistic beats (though it comes with plenty of the other kind), the restlessness of the prose has its own cinematic allure.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2013
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Sorry, On the Road just doesn't travel well.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

January 18, 2013
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The film is a handsomely photographed and competently cast work that does justice to Kerouac's concept of "the purity of the road." Yet there's still something maddeningly lacking about it.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

January 17, 2013
David Denby
New Yorker
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A pleasant but undistinguished adaptation of Jack Kerouac's 1957 novel about himself and his Beat friends in the late forties.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 14, 2013
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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Well-intentioned and well-made but self-indulgent exercise tries really hard but falls short.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 4, 2013
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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If there were an On the Road museum, this could be the elaborate diorama at its center.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

December 24, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It's neither the first nor the best road trip that Mr. Salles has brought to the screen.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

December 21, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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It's all rather exhausting, as opposed to exhilarating.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C

December 21, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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There's no madness here, no burning, no desperate search for transcendence, no sense of characters on a heroic, continent-crossing quest. Just another sticky, stinky story of boys, being boys. And refusing to become men.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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What's best about the film are its quick jumps from one depravity to the next as jazz rambles on the soundtrack: Youth is a candle to be burned at both ends, with (as it was once said about Bob Dylan) a blowtorch in the middle.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

December 21, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Salles has made an admirable effort, which - while no roman candle - can be appreciated for its honest ambitions.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

December 20, 2012
David Haglund
Slate
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On the Road is not a great movie, but it's a pretty interesting work of literary criticism.

Full Review Source: Slate

December 20, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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Audiences may find reliving their own travel experiences during On the Road, enjoying the pretty scenery between the occasional nap and restroom break.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

December 20, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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It all seems - dare I say it? - of little consequence.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 20, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Salles has lovingly crafted a poetic, sensitive, achingly romantic version of the Kerouac book that captures the evanescence of its characters' existence and the purity of their rebellious hunger for the essence of life.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 20, 2012
Noel Murray
AV Club
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They don't seem like real people savoring their youth, but rather like illustrations in a book about how the Beats behaved.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

December 20, 2012
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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In the end, ''On the Road'' remains paved over.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2/4

December 19, 2012
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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This, and a certain lack of what one could call narrative thrust, makes 'On the Road' a strange, diffuse experience, offering occasional glimpses of genuine beauty ...

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

December 19, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Mostly feels like a group of Kerouac devotees performing a lifeless reenactment of prose that was better left on the page.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

December 18, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Another "primitive" postwar antique repurposed for boutique sale.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 18, 2012
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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A dash of Tarantino might have juiced up Walter Salles' wrongheadedly well-mannered take on Jack Kerouac's 1957 Beat Generation landmark. On the Road feels tight and constricted.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

December 18, 2012
Linda Holmes
NPR
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What's ultimately wrong with On The Road is that the film envisions everyone Sal meets as nothing but fodder.

Full Review Source: NPR

September 7, 2012
Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
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a respectful, tuned-in approach

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B+

September 7, 2012
Jon Frosch
The Atlantic
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Salles brings evocative images, fresh faces, and some fine emotional shadings to the famous tale of friendship, love, sex, drugs, jazz, literature, and the American landscape.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

May 30, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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All that's missing is Kerouac's voice -- the reason the book is worth reading.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

May 25, 2012
Justin Chang
Variety
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Despite the high level of craft here, it's an inadequate substitute for the thrilling, sustaining intelligence of Kerouac's voice.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 23, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Salles, an intelligent director whose films include "The Motorcycle Diaries," doesn't invest "On the Road" with the wildness it needs for its visual style, narrative approach and leads.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 23, 2012
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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What he doesn't give us - and what makes the book work - is Kerouac's bedazzled bohemian swoon. Without it, On the Road is a curiously remote experience, all reason and no rhyme.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly

May 23, 2012
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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The rebel yell of 'On the Road' now sounds muted and even a little embarrassing.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

May 23, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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While the film's dramatic impact is variable, visually and aurally it is a constant pleasure.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 23, 2012
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