Back Roads Reviews

August 27, 2019
Back Roads lacks originality and relies on the road trip movie genre. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 10, 2017
You come out of "Back Roads" feeling more familiar with the configuration of Sally Field's spinal column and chestbone than the character she's struggling to embody.
January 11, 2008
It's a surprise to discover that this hackneyed, relatively dull road picture is the work of director Martin Ritt.
January 26, 2006
Very good on local colour but a bit sugary in its attitude to the central relationship, it would have been better taking a bleaker cue from Tommy Lee Jones' admirably dry performance.
June 26, 2005
April 24, 2005
A quiet and unassuming little comedy, a dual-gendered character study mixed with a low-key "road trip" adventure.
October 23, 2004
If the movie had been willing to deal honestly with the plight of its characters, it wouldn't need to be clutterted up with eccentrics and hearts of gold.
August 30, 2004
Less a movie than an extended sketch, and it's to the credit of Mr. Ritt, his stars and Gary Devore, the screenwriter, that the movie is so much fun.
January 31, 2004
Back Roads is a love story with real clout.
May 24, 2003
Despite the efforts of the two talented leads, their central relationship fails to ignite, while the comedy is lacklustre at best.