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Five Easy Pieces Reviews

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October 4, 2016
Gritty '70s drama about alienation has sex, cursing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 4, 2015
A new kind of picture even for its era ... Jack Nicholson's performance still stands as one of his greatest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 1, 2015
Director Bob Rafelson attempts something unusual here, making a film that's subtle about its meaning without ever ranging into the pretentiously oblique or merely ambiguous.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 18, 2014
The flaws of this acutely self-conscious 1970 road picture grow more obvious with every passing year, but so does its passion and eloquence.
June 16, 2014
This superbly composed film comes as close to perfection as it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 16, 2014
A key turn-of-the-decade film, with Nicholson railing against waitresses and barking at noisy dogs as Rafelson observes seedily picturesque roadside America.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 16, 2014
The film, superbly directed by Rafelson, shifts the late 1960s hippy drop-out genre into the Ingmar Bergman class: it's cerebral, yes, but also moving and witty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 16, 2014
The movie is a succession of dazzling scenes.
June 16, 2014
The landscape photography of László Kovács is a minor marvel, while the sound design is an intelligent complement to the sonorities evoked in the film's title.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 30, 2013
The feature is anchored by Nicholson's performance, in which he demonstrates his unique ability to swiftly shape-shift from a cheeky sweet-heart into a volatile beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2013
Nicholson makes it all go. He proves he is more than a "character actor" with many scenes, especially the confrontation with his father.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 15, 2011
An American entry into the French New Wave starring a compelling Jack Nicholson.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 10, 2011
Boasting a career best performance by Jack Nicholson in the lead role, Rafelson's movie is a penetrating study of American alienation.
December 7, 2010
moves from scenes of quiet desperation to moments of great black humor
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 3, 2010
[Jack] Nicholson helped redefine the leading man as a guy who doesn't have the answers but still swaggers through with the show of confidence and control of someone who does.
August 19, 2010
Both spirited road movie and existential journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 23, 2010
It's a great work of the Discover America Seventies.
February 26, 2008
A key American film of its era, Bob Rafelson's moody, character-driven tale of an upper-middle class dropout established Jack Nicholson as the foremost actor of his generation in articulating the values of the new generation.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 7, 2007
Bobby can be seen as spiritual descendant of Melville's scrivener Bartleby, preferring not to participate in a world to which he doesn't subscribe.
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
July 26, 2007
Jack Nicholson shines in the film that helped cement his reputation as one of the finest actors of his generation.
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