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Thelma & Louise Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
May 24, 2016
"Thelma & Louise" is a rare thrill - a gleefully offbeat road movie in which two women, instead of the usual footloose fellas, exult in the heady freedom of America's lonesome highways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 13, 2014
The best thing that Ridley Scott ever directed that didn't take place in an impressively designed industrial future.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
March 21, 2014
An enduring classic radically redefining women in movies - or at least some of them. And should finally put to rest the intended ending as not self-obliteration, but a burst of magical realism in flight 'out of this world and into the mass unconscious.'
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 30, 2013
This unexpected delight, which travels at top speed from the doldrums to the Grand Canyon, is moreover blessed with two high-octane performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
July 30, 2013
Thelma & Louise has its own ending. It may be as questionable as the rest of the picture, but at least you know it wasn't spliced on by some guy in marketing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times
July 30, 2013
There are plenty of great one-liners in Callie Khouri's script, and cinematographer Adrian Biddle never fails to give viewers an eye full -- even when it's a ridiculous eye full.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
July 30, 2013
The feminist justification that the script provides for the heroines' behavior doesn't make their actions any less preposterous. But you can recognize the crudeness of the movie's narrative devices and still have an awfully good time.
Jamie Graham
Total Film
July 30, 2013
Female empowerment and gorgeous vistas from Ridley Scott,
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 30, 2013
Thelma & Louise isn't only a movie, it's also a journey. In some dark night of your distant past, you might once have dreamed about taking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
July 30, 2013
In creating the characters Thelma and Louise for this hugely entertaining and controversial road movie, Oscar-winning scriptwriter Callie Khouri put women in the driving seat for the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
August 31, 2012
Loyalty and friendship between two women who discover beauty, lust, and the wonder of the road is at the heart of "Thelma & Louise."
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 13, 2012
Thelma & Louise encounter representatives of different types of maleness from barroom skirt chaser and leering truck driver to the swaggering young hustler (a star-is-born Brad Pitt) who delivers Thelma's sexual awakening and steals the pair's cash.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Right from its gratuitously gorgeous opening shot-a beckoning panorama of red-rock mesas Thelma & Louis lets you know that it's going to be well, bigger than just another road movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
R. L. Shaffer
March 23, 2011
An exciting slice of action cinema, a poignant drama, a snarky southern-fried comedy and a knockout road picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 16, 2011
Iconic film from the 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 21, 2011
Say what you will about Thelma & Louise (many have), but there's no doubt that it was a zeitgeist picture with a potent cultural impact. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
January 15, 2011
The plot (often contrived) and the ending (contrversial for some but not for me) are secondary--what matter the most are the vibrant characters and the stellar performances of the gorgeously looking Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.
Full Review | Original Score: A
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Feminist road movie is only for the very mature.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 16, 2009
Scott has balanced action, comedy and doomy subtext to create a morally firm yet very entertaining fable that reaches out to an audience far larger than its natural feminist constituency.
Jason McKiernan
April 8, 2009
one of the best buddies-on-the-run movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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