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September 15, 2013
[It] remains a vital piece of filmmaking
June 20, 2013
It came nowhere close to the numbers on Easy Rider, but it is so much more worthwhile as a film. Indeed, I'm going to push my luck and say there has never been a better film about sweaters.
February 25, 2013
The ultimate road movie and one of the great American movies of the 1970s.
February 25, 2013
As a study in obsession and emotional dislocation Two-Lane Blacktop is in a class of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2013
"Two-Lane Blacktop" prompts a dialogue of uncertain expectation with its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 25, 2013
... a quiet, existential masterpiece that has turned into a bonafide cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 20, 2012
even if the Driver and co. are just passin' through, they encapsulate a whole generation lost in the rootless, directionless '70s, scorching the viewer's retina with their quest for nothing.
June 19, 2011
Captures an aura of existential despondence that's married to a far less evocative (and durable) strain of counterculture romantic doom.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 1, 2010
Much more about the journey and the thrill of being a racer as it is about races...
October 18, 2008
What Two-Lane Blacktop pronounces in its visuals, limited dialogue, and willfully underdeveloped characters remains largely superficial, yet its silence and patience indicate much depth.
December 13, 2007
Perhaps director Monte Hellman's finest film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 13, 2007
Two-Lane Blacktop is a movie of achingly eloquent landscapes and absurdly inert characters.
December 13, 2007
The strange and sometimes pathetic world of barnstorming, hustling street-racing is explored with feeling by director-editor Monte Hellman.
December 13, 2007
This exciting existentialist road movie by Monte Hellman, with a swell script by Rudolph Wurlitzer and Will Corry and my favorite Warren Oates performance, looks even better now than it did in 1971.
August 25, 2007
Oates gives a compelling performance and musicians Taylor and Wilson supply the right degree of drifter cool.
June 5, 2007
This is not a film about narrative but loneliness and life on the road, which it captures with a mysterious brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2006
It's absolutely riveting.
December 6, 2005
The ultimate existential road movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 15, 2005
An excellent piece of introspective 1970s Americana.
| Original Score: 4/4
May 9, 2005
A remarkably engaging movie, mostly in spite of, rather than because of, its metaphorical aspirations.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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