The Straight Story - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Straight Story Reviews

Top Critic
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 15, 2002
Lynch has slowed the world down and gotten back in touch with it.
May 11, 2001
Another pleasant surprise.
January 1, 2000
Lynch paces the film beautifully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
One of cinema's most charming actors.
January 1, 2000
A slow-moving, folksy-looking, profoundly spiritual film.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
At the center of this film's luminous vision is its perfectly cast star.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A beautiful and surprisingly gentle film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Lynch and legendary cinematographer Freddie Francis have crafted a hauntingly lovely mise-en-scène.
January 1, 2000
There could be no finer casting choices than Farnsworth and Spacek.
January 1, 2000
Spacek does some of her best work.
January 1, 2000
Exalted work from cinematographer Freddie Francis.
January 1, 2000
The screenplay by John Roach and Mary Sweeney finds poetry and truth.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
One of the most delicately poignant road pictures ever made in this country.
January 1, 2000
The Straight Story is going to be revered for giving Richard Farnsworth the role of his career.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Too mannered and weird around the edges to be convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Lynch has made a small epic that echoes and enlarges in memory.
January 1, 2000
A beguiling piece of Americana.
January 1, 2000
Lynch's first movie since Blue Velvet that truly envelops you in its spell.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
In short, Lynch as Republican.
January 1, 2000
A polished supporting cast makes The Straight Story seem almost like a documentary.
January 1, 2000
Go with high expectations and be sure to take the children.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
David Lynch shifts gears in this lyrical miracle of a film about a man and his John Deere riding mower.
January 1, 2000
Easily the best American film of the year.
January 1, 2000
Lyrical, sweet and brimming with optimism about the human condition.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The Straight Story is the kind of triumph that most filmmakers as distinctively talented as David Lynch can only dream about.