• R, 2 hr. 10 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Ridley Scott
    In Theaters:
    May 24, 1991 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 4, 2003
  • MGM

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Thelma & Louise Reviews

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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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 Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 30, 2013
Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times
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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 Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 30, 2013
Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
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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.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 30, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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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 Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

July 30, 2013
Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 30, 2013
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 30, 2013
Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 30, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Scott has balanced action, comedy and doomy subtext to create a morally firm yet very entertaining fable that reaches out to an audience far larger than its natural feminist constituency.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 16, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Sarandon and Davis bring a lot of unpredictable verve and nuance to their parts.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 7, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Even those who don't rally to pic's fed-up feminist outcry will take to its comedy, momentum and dazzling visuals.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 7, 2008

Time Out
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Ultimately, this road movie calls on too many knee-jerk reactions: its shocking and funny scenes rely squarely on role reversals within a traditionally male genre.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What sets Thelma & Louise aside from the great central tradition of the road picture is that the heroes are women this time.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Their adventures, while tinged with the fatalism that attends any crime spree, have the thrilling, life-affirming energy for which the best road movies are remembered.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 20, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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This wincingly funny, pertinent and heartbreaking road movie means to get under your skin, and it does.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

May 12, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Thelma & Louise may look like just another girl-buddy road picture. But in director Ridley Scott's hands, it's propulsively more.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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An exhilarating vehicle for Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, it spins its wheels in a giddy sort of way, then puts the pedal to the mettle, lays rubber and fairly takes wing.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 1, 2000
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