Midnight Cowboy Reviews

September 13, 2019
A marvel.
September 12, 2019
Schlesinger's camera discovers everywhere something rarely glimpsed in Hollywood movies - poverty.
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 13, 2014
We can identify with them without false sentimentality and it is impossible not to do so.
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.
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.
October 23, 2004
What has happened to Midnight Cowboy is that we've done our own editing job on it. We've forgotten the excesses and the detours, and remembered the purity of the central characters and the Voight and Hoffman performances.
May 20, 2003
It is ultimately a moving experience that captures the quality of a time and a place. It's not a movie for the ages, but, having seen it, you won't ever again feel detached as you walk down West 42nd Street.
January 1, 2000
The performances by Hoffman and Voight are big.