The Trip (1967)

The Trip




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Movie Info

When a television director decides to try the hallucinogen LSD, he takes a deep and symbolic trip inside his own mind to try to make some conclusions about his real life. This psychedelic adventure features Easy Rider stars Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jack Nicholson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 11, 2007
American International Pictures


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Critic Reviews for The Trip

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

In trying to visualize a notion of what Peter Fonda goes through on an LSD trip, Roger Corman has simply resorted to a long succession of familiar cinematic images, accompanied by weird music and sounds.

Full Review… | October 13, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Roger Corman and Peter Fonda, trying to do for LSD what they did for motorcycles in The Wild Angels. It doesn't take

Full Review… | June 4, 2003
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 27, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Curio item: a cultural artifact that reflects the zeitgeist but shallow and disappointing as LSD feature

Full Review… | March 14, 2013

Although this style of filmmaking has been aped millions of times over on MTV and television commercials, it's still a pretty radical idea.

Full Review… | April 3, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

A psychedelic splash by Roger Corman noted only for its leads Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.

March 9, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Trip

This is a very interesting low Budget feature about the effects of LSD. The Trip, directed by Roger Corman with a script by Jack Nicholson is a well acted film that works as a commentary of drug use. The actors in the film to prepare for the film actually took LSD as well as the film's director, Roger Corman. For a low budget film, The Trip is pretty good for what it sets out to do. Considering its topic, this isn't a film for everyone, but to those who enjoy B movies, yo0u may enjoy watching this one. As it is, it's well acted, and it does show the effects of the drug. Eccentric, plainly weird and off the wall, this is among the most bizarre pictures that I have seen in quite some time. However, I quite the film, and the story, though flawed, is fairly good and the film's cast is engaging enough to keep you involved. Like I said, The Trip isn't a film for everyone, but this is mostly for Cult film fans, and even then, it's pretty weird. The film interesting in how it shows us the effects of LSD, and of course that's the centerpiece of the whole movie. Viewers looking for an elaborate, in depth film with a great story will be disappointed. The Trip has a good cast and story, but it never is anything excellent. This was made at the time where everyone was using LSD, so Corman naturally decided to make a film about its effects, it is an accomplished cult film and I've seen my fair share of farfetched films, but The Trip is definitely a prime example of eccentric cinema at its most unhinged.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

The Trip is literally an acid trip, written by Jack Nicholson himself, and starring Peter Fonda as the guy on a trip, which is really psychedelic, but sometimes kinda slow and boring. Overall, good, but I didn't care much for it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Fascinating and trippy movie.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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