Thelma & Louise Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 13, 2014
The best thing that Ridley Scott ever directed that didn't take place in an impressively designed industrial future.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
March 21, 2014
An enduring classic radically redefining women in movies - or at least some of them. And should finally put to rest the intended ending as not self-obliteration, but a burst of magical realism in flight 'out of this world and into the mass unconscious.'
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 30, 2013
If director Scott intended to picture a growing sense of female triumph, he failed miserably.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 30, 2013
This unexpected delight, which travels at top speed from the doldrums to the Grand Canyon, is moreover blessed with two high-octane performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
July 30, 2013
Thelma & Louise has its own ending. It may be as questionable as the rest of the picture, but at least you know it wasn't spliced on by some guy in marketing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times
July 30, 2013
There are plenty of great one-liners in Callie Khouri's script, and cinematographer Adrian Biddle never fails to give viewers an eye full -- even when it's a ridiculous eye full.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
July 30, 2013
The feminist justification that the script provides for the heroines' behavior doesn't make their actions any less preposterous. But you can recognize the crudeness of the movie's narrative devices and still have an awfully good time.
Jamie Graham
Total Film
July 30, 2013
Female empowerment and gorgeous vistas from Ridley Scott,
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 30, 2013
Any movie that went as far out of its way to trash women as this female chauvinist sow of a film does to trash men would be universally, and justifiably, condemned.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 30, 2013
Thelma & Louise isn't only a movie, it's also a journey. In some dark night of your distant past, you might once have dreamed about taking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2013
If the only way a woman can light up the screen these days is with a .38-caliber pistol, isn't that just another form of subordination?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2013
Are we so starved for "strong" women's roles that this revenge, and the pell-mell, lunatic flight that follows, fits anyone's definition of strength, or even more peculiarly, of neo-feminism?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune
July 30, 2013
Whereas the material begs for the off-stride touch of a Jonathan Demme, it is sabotaged by Scott, who seems to have little affinity for whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lou Cedrone
Baltimore Sun
July 30, 2013
The two lead characters, played by Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, are appealing at start but become tiresome as they move along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Parkinson
Radio Times
July 30, 2013
In creating the characters Thelma and Louise for this hugely entertaining and controversial road movie, Oscar-winning scriptwriter Callie Khouri put women in the driving seat for the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 31, 2012
Loyalty and friendship between two women who discover beauty, lust, and the wonder of the road is at the heart of "Thelma & Louise."
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 18, 2012
A film about the type of women's liberation that I despise.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 13, 2012
Thelma & Louise encounter representatives of different types of maleness from barroom skirt chaser and leering truck driver to the swaggering young hustler (a star-is-born Brad Pitt) who delivers Thelma's sexual awakening and steals the pair's cash.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Right from its gratuitously gorgeous opening shot-a beckoning panorama of red-rock mesas Thelma & Louis lets you know that it's going to be well, bigger than just another road movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
March 23, 2011
An exciting slice of action cinema, a poignant drama, a snarky southern-fried comedy and a knockout road picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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