Easy Rider Reviews

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August 24, 2020
Despite the engaging look, themes, and editing, the story is largely lacking and drastically unhurried.
August 13, 2020
Easy Rider's honesty, its beautiful, honest simplemindedness, could make it one of the surprise hits of the year.
July 1, 2020
Easy Rider deals with the most important issues facing America -- and for that reason its superficiality is the more deplorable.
March 18, 2020
It succeeds where it matters most, in communicating a yearning vision of a different way of life, in an America seen as a vast, unexplored repository of beauty, optimism and adventure.
July 16, 2019
Easy Rider is very likely the clearest and most disturbing presentation of the angry estrangement of American youth to be brought to the screen.
June 18, 2019
Easy Rider, a sparsely written cross-country movie with a Don Quixote and Sancho Panza on extravagant motorcycles, is marred by draggy, romantic material.
March 28, 2017
Beyond the melodrama of groovy kids vs. rednecks is an emotion that more and more of us, young and old alike, are experiencing, the overpowering sense of loss, the anguish of What went wrong? We blew it -- how?
June 3, 2016
"Easy Rider," even for those uninterested in the legacy of 1960s counterculture, punches the viewer in the gut with its hopelessness and emptiness.
May 9, 2016
Easy Rider, is not only emblematic of independent American cinema, but, released in 1969, is the definitive statement on the death of the 60s.
June 17, 2014
Iconic 1969 road trip movie with violence, drugs, sex.
March 11, 2013
Though deserving of its esteemed status on account of the cinematic revolution it spawned, the feature itself is something of a relic. But since when isn't it fascinating to reflect on the fossils of the past?
March 4, 2013
Fonda and Hopper, it should by this time go without saying, give immense performances.
February 25, 2013
Age hasn't been kind to it but Easy Rider is still a trip.
February 25, 2013
This is a glorious widescreen vision of a hot and bothered America, at once beautiful and lost. Yes, it has dated, but its pessimistic last gasp ("We blew it...") still carries a prescient sting.
February 25, 2013
Wyatt and Billy are more rigidly conformist, their life more narrowly obsessive than that of any broker's clerk on the nine to five.
November 17, 2011
A film important to and influential in the flower-power late '60s, Easy Rider now seems like a narcissistic hodgepodge of travelogue and passion play.
December 5, 2010
unlike earlier films that exploited the sensational nature of their subject matter and did little else, Easy Rider borrowed its attitude and aesthetics from the various European new waves and sought to be about something.
June 15, 2010
like all great films, with a finger firm on the pulse of the entire spirit of the age, it predicted in terms brutal and eloquent the end of the whole fucking thing.
December 1, 2009
Despite it all, it's a valuable document of hepcat actors taking snapshots of America circa 1969
October 25, 2009
More than anything else, the thing that gives Easy Rider its legendary status is that it's an indie film that became the spokesperson for a decade when Hollywood was preoccupied with other concerns.
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