The Last Picture Show Reviews
Peter Bogdanovich's moving saga of 1950 West Texas ambience is a triumph of the human spirit. Timothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridges are fascinating on-screen; Cybill Shepherd is spectacularly appealing; Ben Johnson in his best performance of his career. Entire cast is perfection. This beautiful film takes its rightful place among the greatest movies of all-time.
The performances, the direction, the writing, the cinematography; it's all vivid and brilliant. Speaking to the pains and pleasures of growing up in a small town.
Only a few coming-of-age films truly capture the way that teenagers live, move, and breathe. There's Richard Linklater's DAZED & CONFUSED, George Lucas' AMERICAN GRAFFITI, and, most importantly, Peter Bogdanovich's master work in question.
The Last Picture Show is terribly melancholic, terribly "hot" and terribly beautiful. This is one of the best movies of all time. Thank you Peter for this masterpiece.