Boxcar Bertha Reviews

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January 7, 2020
Though not always successful, the film does maintain a crudely compelling lifeforce, helped in no small way by the talented leads.
November 2, 2019
Boxcar Bertha is filled with recognizably Scorsese touches.
January 13, 2017
[Martin] Scorsese was anxious to show his chops on a real Hollywood feature and does so admirably (if impersonally) with rough-and-ready style on a mix of true story and exploitation drama.
March 31, 2008
Lots of violence, typical of the Corman exploitation mill, but the film still shows the budding talent of Scorsese in his use of moving-camera and period detail.
March 31, 2008
The Roger Corman production, shot on an austere budget in Arkansas area, is routinely directed by Martin Scorsese.
February 22, 2008
Scorsese's second film is one of his weakest, a violent impersonal work that feels like an extension of such rural crime-gangsters features as the exploitation flick Bloody Mama or the arty and better one Bonnie and Clyde.
July 29, 2006
Part exploitation movie, part visionary cinema, Boxcar Bertha is caught somewhere in between both.
May 26, 2006
Scorsese hadn't developed a personal vision yet, but a few moments during the heat of battle reveal a lively, playful camera. Not to mention the on-target performances by Hershey and her co-stars David Carradine, Barry Primus and Bernie Casey.
July 22, 2005
May 9, 2005
While there is a striking similarity [to Bonnie and Clyde] in general content, background, fine color photography and even the use of hillbilly music, the new, more modest film stands curiously on its own.
March 18, 2005
...an often interminable experience.
February 6, 2005
Although a Martin Scorsese retrospective could easily survive its absence, Boxcar Bertha is a cornerstone of the director's filmography
January 3, 2005
Scorsese at his most droll and uninspired.
November 12, 2004
October 23, 2004
Scorsese remains one of the bright young hopes of American movies.
October 19, 2004
Early Scorcese starring hippie Hershey; earthy
August 4, 2004
For exploitation-enthusiasts and Scorsese completists only.
January 15, 2004
Bertha is fundamentally just a Bonnie ripoff.
January 6, 2004
Slightly better than its formulaic offering.
May 24, 2003
For the most part it accords to basic B-movie rubric.
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