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Succeeds more than it fails. Very overlong, and so many of the characters, including the principals, are largely stereotypes. Travolta and Winger do show some chemistry, and Travolta is not yet in the preening stage of his erratic career.
Awesome movie. Definitely a classic. I definitely have seen this move well over a hundred times and will continue to watch this. Guilty pleasure for we city folk who lived through and loved the cowboy bar line dancing craze. Ernest performances by a stellar cast includes ample footage from the original Gilley's, capturing the full feel of two-step dancing and a rousing music performance of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels band. Yes, it's corny, at times cringe worthy but remains an endearing snapshot of the post disco era with two of the most popular actors of the time at their most gorgeous. You'll love it!
As miscast as it feels Travolta doesn't do a half bad cowboy. Though not the most exciting or entertaining flick Urban Cowboy has its limited appeal and even though it is a bit overly long it still manages a moment or two where it becomes a built of a guilty pleasure.
at first i was like this is a cheesy ass movie!! i guess watching in 2014 cld b the reason but i no spring chicken and i like Travolta but this movie was i thought was soo dam cheesy BUT i actually fell n love with in at then end! the ending got me it like wrapped up the whole movie for me and made me like it a lot.
A very typical seventies drama (from 1980). It has that very non-hollywood feel to it and doesn't speed through the story. I wondered why they picked an Italian American musical / dance star to play a macho rodeo loving, wife beating, cowboy. Probably because they couldn't get any real macho cowboy stars to perform all the dance scenes. The story isn't too bad but it's not too gripping either; I don't think a modern audience would warm to Bud these days mind.
Trouble and strife against the backdrop of rodeo 'mechanical' bull riding. Having done it a few times it's a pretty hard skill, weather it's worthy of a feaure film is another thing. This one is endearing but ultimately dated with the relationship breakdowns being the overriding theme.