The Straight Story Reviews

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November 26, 2001
One of the best pictures of the year.
May 11, 2001
Another pleasant surprise.
April 30, 2001
Sweet and simple with pleasures big and small.
February 27, 2001
February 15, 2001
One of the best films of 1999.
February 14, 2001
Spend a nice Sunday with grandma. Take her out to brunch and then check out this movie.
January 1, 2000
The veteran stuntman/actor dominates the picture without trying.
January 1, 2000
One of the most delicately poignant road pictures ever made in this country.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Walt would be proud.
January 1, 2000
Lyrical, sweet and brimming with optimism about the human condition.
January 1, 2000
The Straight Story is a wonderfully simple, impossible to dislike slice of warm, eccentric Americana.
January 1, 2000
It has its own lazy charm and some unforgettable moments.
January 1, 2000
One of cinema's most charming actors.
January 1, 2000
The filmmaker is at the top of his game.
January 1, 2000
A warm meditation on growing old.
January 1, 2000
Whoever thought that David Lynch would make the first art-house Disney film?
January 1, 2000
A slow-moving, folksy-looking, profoundly spiritual film.
January 1, 2000
The Straight Story is the kind of triumph that most filmmakers as distinctively talented as David Lynch can only dream about.
January 1, 2000
The roaring pace (that's loving sarcasm) of America's rural states, namely Iowa, add a carefully harvested flavor to this simple robust tale.
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