Zabriskie Point (1970)


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This is a poetic chronicle of counterculture America.


Rod Taylor
as Lee Allen
Paul Fix
as Cafe Owner
G.D. Spradlin
as Lee's Associate
Open Theater of Joe Chaikin
as Lovemakers in Death Valley
Harrison Ford
as Airport worker [uncredited]
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Critic Reviews for Zabriskie Point

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

Antonioni's head trip of a film is very pleasurable.

Oct 23, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A visually sumptuous experience, it also typifies the very worst excesses of hippie-era filmmaking.

Oct 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Antonioni has sought to bring into the focus of his own insights, the student vs establishment conflict. He is on foreign terrain.

Jul 31, 2007 | Full Review…
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Antonioni's sorrowing, stranger's-eye view of modern America is sadly flawed by the way his 'story' s bogged down in the mood of student revolt dogging the nation in the late '60s.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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Because of the fundamental emptiness of his American vision, all sorts of flaws that one might overlook in better Antonioni films become apparent.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Antonioni has no feeling for young people... He has tried to make a serious movie and hasn't even achieved a beach-party level of insight.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Zabriskie Point


What irritates me about this film is how pretentious it is, with Antonioni completely out of his league trying to make an anti-American, anti-establishment denouncement that never rings true and feels only silly, heavy-handed and overblown with its ridiculous sense of pacing.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Incredibly dull and pointless. VERY much a product of its time.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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[font=Century Gothic]In "Zabriskie Point", Mark(Mark Frachete) is a campus radical involved in a college strike. He and his pals have had enough with meetings and decide armed resistance is the way to go. During one confrontation with the police, a policeman is killed. Mark flees by stealing an airplane and flies towards the desert. Meanwhile, Daria(Daria Halprin) is driving out to Phoenix via a meditation center she hopes to find...[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Zabriskie Point" is a very dated movie about violence in America. The acting is amateurish with the exceptions of Rod Taylor and G.D. Spradlin. Michelangelo Antonioni sure seemed to enjoy photographing billboards. There are a couple of nice sequences, though.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]What is wrong with nonviolent resistance by the way? Granted, I did not like meetings in my college days and I still do not(The subject matter having changed from socialism to capitalism.) but in any kind of movement, you still need some sort of ideology and idea as to what you hope to achieve. [/font]

Walter M.
Walter M.

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Wow, I don't remember this movie at all, I need to watch it again sometime.

Aj V
Aj V

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