The Trip (1967)




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A television director experiments with LSD and embarks on a mind-expanding trip that causes him to reevaluate his life. This dated psychedelic drama is best known for the involvement of numerous future stars, including Jack Nicholson, who serves here as screenwriter.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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American International Pictures

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Peter Fonda
as Paul Groves
Susan Strasberg
as Sally Groves
Bruce Dern
as John
Caren Bernsen
as Alexandra
Luana Anders
as Waitress
Susan Walters
as Go-Go Dancer
Frankie Smith
as Go-Go Dancer
Mitzi Hoag
as Wife
Judy Lang
as Nadine
Angelo Rossitto
as Dwarf in Forest Fantasy
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Critic Reviews for The Trip

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

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 12, 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

when strung out over more than an hour, watching someone else's chemically induced psychotropic experience starts to feel redundant, tiresome, monotonous even

Full Review… | March 31, 2016
Q Network Film Desk

Thematically, the film is as shallow as a puddle, but visually, it's a stimulating experience.

Full Review… | March 26, 2016
Creative Loafing

It's not conventionally a good movie; there's little plot to speak of, and 83 minutes of psychedelia becomes a touch repetitive. However, it's still a captivating curio.

Full Review… | March 21, 2016
Aisle Seat

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

Full Review… | March 14, 2013

Audience Reviews for The Trip

Probably better if watched while under the influence of drugs. Also needs more Dennis Hopper

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

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
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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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