They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Reviews

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January 19, 2004
A riveting parable about America during the Depression.
June 19, 2003
May 20, 2003
The movie is by far the best thing that Pollack has ever directed (with the possible exception of The Scalphunters).
April 23, 2003
Jane Fonda and Michael Sarrazin portray one of the more sordid depression stories about survival on a dance floor to bring home the bacon.
March 10, 2003
Bleak but exquisitely fashioned.
March 5, 2003
January 29, 2003
Endlessly negative, the movie goes out of its way to deny the audience any moments of joy, opting instead to retreat further and further into the phantasmagoric fever dreams of the exhausted group.
December 23, 2002
Any fan of dark, dark comedy will need to seek this film out (and it's kind of hard to find), as its influence is still palpable 30 years later.
August 20, 2002
The performances are uniformly excellent, the actors -- desperate, hungry, fraught, close to breakdown -- live their roles.
July 31, 2002
January 1, 2000
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? epitomizes the human condition of its own era, only this time the faces aren't romantic heroes on the front line but vulgar, desperate washouts.
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