• Raphael Klopper

    ★★★★★ Watched by Raphael Klopper 05 Feb, 2016

    At a first viewing it might be said that this is an absolutely nihilist movie inside a comedy closet. But if we look better, even throughout its almost surreal madness and its tragic humor, we got a message that hope is really the last one to die, no matter the sad difficulties that we will inevitably face. Or is just the movie where Dustin Hoffman stops the taxi in the middle of New York in epic fashion. But perhaps, is soo much more than that! And what it be said of both Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman ABSOLUTELY perfection.

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  • Rohan Rice

    ★★★★½ Watched by Rohan Rice 02 Feb, 2016

    Wonderful musing on the American dream and falsies of geographical promise. Perfectly soundtracked, great balance of love and loss, more humorous than I thought it'd be (although still often depressing).

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  • sailorswayze

    ★★★★★ Added by sailorswayze

    February Favorite Movie Challenge: 3/29

    This movie always completely guts me emotionally and yet I always come back for more.

    The hopeful, young Joe Buck (Jon Voight) has big dreams of becoming a successful male prostitute by servicing rich, lonely older women in New York City. He leaves Texas and everything he's known behind, but once he arrives in the big city he finds out very quickly things aren't going to be as easy as he imagined. He then meets…

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  • jto111

    ★★★★ Added by jto111

    A heart wrenching drama starring Jon Voight.

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  • Gary Lane

    ★★ Watched by Gary Lane 31 Jan, 2016

    I might not make a lot of friends with this review...

    I've been trying to watch this movie for years but I've always had a hard time locating it for the right price..especially when I'm in the mood to watch it. Well, finally the stars all aligned and I managed to sit down and give it a viewing. The sad thing was, I really didn't like this movie.

    Cinematography aside, I feel like this movie loses on how unlikable the…

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  • Marty

    ★★★½ Watched by Marty 05 Jan, 2016

    Best Picture Oscar Winner 1969

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  • Jack Cox

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jack Cox 27 Jan, 2016

    It's very hard to believe this film was rated X and it's the only Best Picture Oscar winner ever to have that distinction, hell I don't think even think it would deserve an R rating, honestly I think you could show this to a mature teenager and it would be fine.

    Anyway, we didn't come here to discuss the MPAA ratings system which is still a joke. This film has two great lead performances, a part of me believes Dustin…

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  • Aaron

    ★★½ Added by Aaron

    Need to revisit. Probably more important than I'm giving it credit for.

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  • Jason

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jason 27 Jan, 2016

    It's kind of amazing that this film won Best Picture all the way back in 1969. A film about male prostitution with sex scenes, as well as one gay sex scene only a few years after that Hayes code was abandoned. Even today it seems progressive; how many films about male prostitution are there these days? There is certainly still a stigma surrounding it. Female prostitution must be 10 times more prevalent in films.

    It's a super well directed film.…

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  • Alberto Monroy

    ★★★★★ Watched by Alberto Monroy 18 Dec, 1994

    "Midnight cowboy" (Schlesinger)... Pelicunonón

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  • Colin the dude

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Colin the dude 24 Jan, 2016 5

    I'm fascinated that just nine years earlier THE APARTMENT was the New York City Oscar darling and by the end of the decade we were living on the outskirts with the outcasts, struggling with the day to day hustle. I just appreciate that a film like this exists as a time capsule and remains as experimental today as it must have then. Joe Buck and Ratso are the unlikeliest of companions but there is so much truth and vulnerability revealed between them. Also, Bob Balaban sucks off Jon Voight in his first ever film credit, so I hold that dear.

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  • Stacey Dickie

    ★★½ Added by Stacey Dickie

    Coming of age for Hollywood. The visual hand over of old Hollywood to new Hollywood (the western guy going to the big bright lights of the city)
    Very stylised.

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