Zabriskie Point Reviews

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 21, 2014
A visually sumptuous experience, it also typifies the very worst excesses of hippie-era filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 31, 2007
Antonioni has sought to bring into the focus of his own insights, the student vs establishment conflict. He is on foreign terrain.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Antonioni's sorrowing, stranger's-eye view of modern America is sadly flawed by the way his 'story' s bogged down in the mood of student revolt dogging the nation in the late '60s.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Because of the fundamental emptiness of his American vision, all sorts of flaws that one might overlook in better Antonioni films become apparent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Antonioni has no feeling for young people...He has tried to make a serious movie and hasn't even achieved a beach-party level of insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
[Antonioni's] beautiful handling of 'Scope compositions and moods has many lingering aftereffects, and the grand and beautiful apocalyptic finale is downright spectacular.