• Jon Snow

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jon Snow 18 Sep, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★★ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 14 Nov, 2009

    Midnight Cowboy offers a gritty view of the ugliest side of New York City that can only be compared to Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, and this came out seven years earlier. It tells the story of a naive Texan young man named Joe, who is proud of his cowboy persona and outfit, who moves to New York City with the hope of making a living out of working as a male prostitute. Things don't turn out the way he expected…

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  • Criterion10

    ★★★★ Watched by Criterion10 05 Sep, 2014 4

    Midnight Cowboy is yet another film that can be added to my non-existent list of movies that I question simply why I took so long to get around to.

    Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman are simply astounding in their leading roles, embodying great on-screen chemistry. Working together, the hopeful, naive Voight and the street-smart Hoffman navigate New York, a setting that could not have been better in representing the harsh nature of the real world, one in which basic survival…

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  • Alice Bishop

    Rewatched by Alice Bishop 03 Sep, 2014

    Following the adventures of baby-faced Joe Buck and the discoveries he makes as a hustler in New York, Midnight Cowboy is a classic tale of disillusionment. Director John Schlesinger uses his character study as a way of responding to both the ideals of the sexual revolution and anxieties surrounding the Vietnam War.

    Deluded Joe is the embodiment of the naive old America facing the challenges of a new world. He styles himself on classical Western heroes, affectionately sticking a poster…

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  • Luke Ibbetson

    ★★★★½ Watched by Luke Ibbetson 28 Aug, 2014

    Beautiful story about two people who are completely lost in the world. Emotional and heart-wrenching. Written by the amazing Waldo Salt.

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  • fermion

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by fermion 26 Aug, 2014

    Staying alive is ugly

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  • Balu

    ★★★★½ Watched by Balu 19 Aug, 2014

    The relationship that develops between the two men is sentimental, yet the filmmakers are careful not to get mushy, and this gives the picture an edge it might not have had with a lesser director than Schlesinger
    The best thing is they portrayed the harsh reality of society, and alienation, with stellar performances by both Voight and Hoffman.

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  • The Ron

    ★★★½ Watched by The Ron 09 Aug, 2014

    John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy is an unrelenting look at the seedy underbelly of urban American life. It's gritty and even disturbing at times, but Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman's performances were so damn good I found it hard to look away.

    Jon Voight is Joe Buck, a naive young man from Texas who travels to New York with plans to make a lot of money as a male prostitute. It doesn't take long before Joe realizes things aren't going to…

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  • Mynt Marsellus

    ★★★★ Watched by Mynt Marsellus 08 Aug, 2014 1

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  • Sir Azid Ahmad

    ★★★★ Watched by Sir Azid Ahmad 02 Aug, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • DK

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by DK 02 Aug, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Tom Bannatyne

    ★★★★ Watched by Tom Bannatyne 27 Jun, 2014

    'I only get carsick on boats.'

    Midnight Cowboy is a film which manages to balance an emotionally draining power with a vigour and lust for life which are balanced by the two main characters. On the one hand there is Joe, full of optimism and hope, and on the other hand Ratso, someone who has already suffered a downward spiral and is both shabby and sickly. It is remarkable that the upbeat charm doesn't disrupt the darker moments, or vice…

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