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49 Ratings

Pocket Money

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
United States, 1972
Comedy, Drama, Western


Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy known as Jim Kane gets mixed up in some shady dealings with Stretch Russell and Bill Garrett, a crooked rancher. Russell tells Kane to escort 200 head of cattle from Mexico to the United States for a good sum of money.

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Pocket Money Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

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  • José Neves's rating of the film Pocket Money

    TV. With a Malick script, a film that elaborates a sort of non-sense with the sense of a non-happening, a kind of a Becketian re-creation of the Buddy movie, being, at the same time, a meaningless hiatus and the meaning of its weightlessness. It's a rare film from an industry that almost always sought for a direct speech, with two protagonists that are an exemplar embodiment of that (joyful) nonsensical.

  • Jason Callen's rating of the film Pocket Money

    Odd but pleasant film written by Terrence Malick. It doesn't achieve the poetic beauty that a lot of his work as director does, but it's interesting nonetheless. Both leads give unusual performance and Stuart Rosenberg's direction, with cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs, create a nice atmosphere for this contemporary western.

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