Two-Lane Blacktop Reviews

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.
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.
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 24, 2006
It's absolutely riveting.
May 9, 2005
A remarkably engaging movie, mostly in spite of, rather than because of, its metaphorical aspirations.
October 23, 2004
Some of the racing and road scenes, and the visual texture of the movie, make it worth seeing.