Scarecrow Reviews

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January 2, 2020
Maybe some day we'll progress past the point where the "seriousness" of a film is determined by the moroseness of its finale, as though the audience must pay penance for the laughs during the comedic moments.
July 22, 2019
For too long a stretch, it is simply the story of two men going nowhere, which goes nowhere itself, despite the fine acting of Hackman and Pacino.
May 16, 2013
Jerry Schatzberg's film embraces sprawl of both the narrative and geographical variety with freewheeling abandon.
May 14, 2013
Hollywood movies have rarely spoken such tough and tender truths.
April 28, 2013
The best film in Schatzberg's small but interesting oeuvre.
April 26, 2013
A poignant tale of lost souls from a golden age of US cinema.
April 26, 2013
As a picture of blue-collar America the film is credible and compassionate.
April 25, 2013
This is a jewel of American cinema.
April 25, 2013
This is no lost classic, but Pacino/Hackman superfans could do a lot, lot worse.
April 24, 2013
With its two peerless leads delivering riveting performances, this snapshot of the landscape of early 1970s America - external and internal - is a fine entry into the road movie canon.
April 17, 2013
It's strong on the details of itinerant life, and allows plotting to take a back seat to character.
October 18, 2012
A road film, buddy movie and character study dramedy about alienation... .
August 16, 2010
Periodically interesting but ultimately unsatisfying.
July 18, 2010
Embora siga claramente o padro estabelecido por obras como Easy Rider e Perdidos na Noite, isto no impede o filme de se estabelecer como um tocante estudo de personagens - especialmente graas dinmica brilhante entre Hackman e Pacino.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Schatzberg throws away the more interesting implications in order to make emotional hay.
October 9, 2005
A compassionate buddy film about two lost, forgotten souls who still dream of a better life. A great, unsung film that all Hackman and Pacino fans must seek out.
August 12, 2005
Suffused with sentimentality, humor and melancholy, it's also one of the most gorgeous movies of the decade this side of Terrence Malick...
July 25, 2005
A lively picaresque tale of two down-and-out buddies struggling to survive.
July 5, 2005
It never really finds its groove.
June 26, 2005
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