Midnight Cowboy Reviews

February 22, 2016
Some of the attitudes in Midnight Cowboy -- especially toward women -- don't wear the years well, but the performances by Hoffman and Jon Voight remain electric.
February 23, 2015
Even with every foot of grim realism and some humor, Midnight Cowboy is rather a sad picture.
February 23, 2015
No amount of obfuscation can obscure the film's vaulting performances.
September 2, 2014
Midnight Cowboy moves beyond realism into an archetypal tale of the Big City destroying dreamers. Joe and Ratso, like Of Mice and Men's George and Lenny, are quintessential failed, lower-class, buddy-dreamers.
January 18, 2013
I cannot recall a more marvelous pair of acting performances in any one film.
September 7, 2011
Midnight Cowboy's peep-show vision of Manhattan lowlife may no longer be shocking, but what is shocking, in 1994, is to see a major studio film linger this lovingly on characters who have nothing to offer the audience but their own lost souls.
January 30, 2008
In this film the scenery is lovely and only the human race is vile.
February 27, 2007
December 13, 2006
The acting, showy and instinctual, is most of the movie; the visual style is too forced and chicly distended to let the drama acquire much natural life of its own.
June 24, 2006
Outrageously overrated at the cynical end of the Swinging Sixties.