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Thelma & Louise Reviews

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Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune
July 30, 2013
Whereas the material begs for the off-stride touch of a Jonathan Demme, it is sabotaged by Scott, who seems to have little affinity for whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lou Cedrone
Baltimore Sun
July 30, 2013
The two lead characters, played by Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, are appealing at start but become tiresome as they move along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 30, 2013
If director Scott intended to picture a growing sense of female triumph, he failed miserably.
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 30, 2013
Any movie that went as far out of its way to trash women as this female chauvinist sow of a film does to trash men would be universally, and justifiably, condemned.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 19, 2003
Thelma and Louise's feminist call to arms winds up sounding woefully simple-minded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 18, 2012
A film about the type of women's liberation that I despise.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2013
Are we so starved for "strong" women's roles that this revenge, and the pell-mell, lunatic flight that follows, fits anyone's definition of strength, or even more peculiarly, of neo-feminism?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2013
If the only way a woman can light up the screen these days is with a .38-caliber pistol, isn't that just another form of subordination?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Ultimately, this road movie calls on too many knee-jerk reactions: its shocking and funny scenes rely squarely on role reversals within a traditionally male genre.
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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
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Feminist road movie is only for the very mature.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
What sets Thelma & Louise aside from the great central tradition of the road picture is that the heroes are women this time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
The aftereffects of Women's Lib are captured in this feminist hymn.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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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
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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