Boxcar Bertha Reviews

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.
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.
February 6, 2005
Although a Martin Scorsese retrospective could easily survive its absence, Boxcar Bertha is a cornerstone of the director's filmography
November 12, 2004
October 23, 2004
Scorsese remains one of the bright young hopes of American movies.
January 6, 2004
Slightly better than its formulaic offering.
July 27, 2002
Certainly not among Scorsese's finest, but it showed signs of the great things to come.