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City Slickers Reviews

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½ June 29, 2013
A great comedy classic about friendship and the key to finding happiness.
June 27, 2013
If you love Billy Crystal and LOLing this is a must see.
May 28, 2013
Don't know what movie everyone else is watching. Unbelievably cheesy.
½ May 28, 2013
A fun film about mid life crisis's. Performances are sweet but the story becomes tiresome.
April 16, 2013
It was a lot sappier than I remembered. For a comedy, "City Slickers" is surprisingly mushy.
April 12, 2013
A consistently funny, quite charming film that sadly spawned one of the worst sequels it has been my displeasure to see!
April 2, 2013
This is a funny film packed with slapstick hijinx and epic set-pieces, but it's also refreshing to see a comedy that takes time to simply let people sit and talk with each other. The characters are the real strength of "City Slickers," and there's a tender bond formed with each of them that makes the whole thing work. Yes, there are eye-rolling cliches and plot contrivances galore, but Billy Crystal provides a uniquely sincere slant to the classic brand of Hollywood schmaltziness. His "Helloooo" catchphrase gets annoying real quick, and there's some weird underlying sexism (although it usually seems more naive than mean-spirited), but I still dig this movie. Jack Palance is a riot.
March 16, 2013
Very likeable movie .. seen this a few times and really doesn't pale.
March 10, 2013
Directed by Ron Underwood (Tremors (1990), Mighty Joe Young (1998) and The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)), this is a very funny and poignant comedic western which shows all the usual fish-out-of-water cliches, but it's a really good story of coming to terms with middle age, and finding yourself again. It's also the finest film of Billy Crystal, who comes up with some brilliant wisecracks throughout the film. Mitch Robbins (Crystal) has just turned 39, and he's dreading turning 40, however his two friends Phil Berquist (Daniel Stern) and Ed Furillo (Bruno Kirby) have always invited him on adventure holidays, and they've got a good one for his birthday this year, a cattle drive in New Mexico, the ranch is owned by Clay Stone (Noble Willingham), who literally shows them the ropes. They set off on the trip to Colorado with trail boss Curly Washburn (Jack Palance), who is tough as nails and is one of the last of a dying breed of cowboys. Mitch is terrified of him, but while rounding up some stray cattle, they get a chance to bond, and Curly teaches him about life. It's a very good film, made with good humour, as well as sincerity and heart, which a lot of comedies lack these days, Crystal gets all the best lines, but Palance steals the film for which he rightfully won an Oscar for, and it's well made too, with good epic vistas to look at.
February 23, 2013
Too much fun, sooo dysfunctional
½ February 19, 2013
City Slickers is a good ole fun time, loaded with laughs, cows, bulls, horses, and Curly! Billy Crystal does nothing but intrigue us with his witty antics of comeback comedy, and the movie delivers great characterization around him.

It was a fun story of city boys trying to understand the western way so to speak, and it didn't disappoint. No doubt, an entertaining horse ride!
February 17, 2013
Really cool and amazing movie like it it was just amazing.Amazing storyline Amazing characters and back draw.
February 17, 2013
Light hearted comedy with a likeable cast in Crystal, Kirby and Stern. Three NewYorkers head to New Mexico to take part in a cattle drive. Some nice scenery and a few gags makes for a enjoyable flick. Screen legen Jack palance won an oscar fro his performance as Curly. Now I love Jack Palaneand he is the balls in this, but he has only a handful of lines and is in the film fuck all.
½ February 15, 2013
It just left me with a kind of "meh" feeling
February 6, 2013
One of the most quotable comedies ever.
January 23, 2013
I love this movie for no good reason
½ January 22, 2013
Yeah, I'm not a big fan of it. Not really that funny, just mean.
January 21, 2013
Good-natured comedy that I could watch a million times and never tire of. Parlance won an Oscar (some might view it as a gift for an older man), and he's very memorable in his part.
January 16, 2013
Charmlessly blends the silly moments with the really serious mid life crisis moments. The real fault lies in the script. Jack Palance in a supporting role is in show stealing form.
January 10, 2013
Solidly funny, gets emotional, and there's Billy.
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