Fantastic character study that is oppressively sad and bleak, but it's also a great time capsule of late 60s NYC. Stunning performances. I fail to see the significance of the ending, and I almost gave this four stars, but what the hell, five because I'm too damn generous.
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
this is my shit right here
That "good looking hillbilly with a dark past decided to go to the big city to reach his dreams but ended up nothing" stuff was too typical, but the friendship thing was ok....
Losing your direction sometimes is an attitude towards life.
The psychological and fantasy stuff doesn't work, and Hoffman is never convincing.
"John Wayne! You wanna tell me he's a fag? I like the way I look. It makes me feel good. It does."
Keyser Söze Graduated. and winter is coming.
I seem to be drawn to the idea of people "drawn together by mutual lonliness." Scenes of horrific squalor and despair often make for compelling drama and bleak humor, and there's plenty of it here. Amazing acting by both Voight and Hoffman, and a perfectly written story that keeps moving you forward even though you know it can only come to a tragic end. Amazing.
splendid! A really good movie. heartbreaking too.
One of my favourite movies ever. Absolutely amazing.
Great movie. Jon Voight excellent work; Dustin H. just a bit too much Dustin H.
Can't believe it's taken me this long to see this movie. I'm still thinking about it. Dustin Hoffman's best performance by a long shot. Really impressed with how gutsy this movie was for it's time..especially an American movie.
Never really worked at all for me. I normally don't use "dated" as a derisive term, but it's tempting to do so here. Came in expecting to really like this, it just didn't happen.
Character study of 1960's New York City and of two men of very different backgrounds.Surviving in the cruel world of a big city,having nothing and needing a friend. A brilliant cast.
I wanted to crash that psychedelic party so bad.
A witty and provocative story of the most unlikely friendship.