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Two-Lane Blacktop Reviews

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David Thomson
The New Republic
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.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
December 13, 2007
Two-Lane Blacktop is a movie of achingly eloquent landscapes and absurdly inert characters.
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Variety Staff
December 13, 2007
The strange and sometimes pathetic world of barnstorming, hustling street-racing is explored with feeling by director-editor Monte Hellman.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's absolutely riveting.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
A remarkably engaging movie, mostly in spite of, rather than because of, its metaphorical aspirations.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Some of the racing and road scenes, and the visual texture of the movie, make it worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4