One of the early films of the "New Hollywood" era. It honestly comes off as being very pretentious and there are a number of scenes that feel like they were done just to be depressing for no reason. The ending feels like it was done just to rebel against the classic era where good endings were mandatory. I have no problems with sad endings when they're done well and serve a meaning. This movie's ending isn't one of those.
I don't know what I was expecting based on this movie's reputation but I was underwhelmed. Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight gave great performances but it wasn't enough to keep me interested.
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One of the grimiest things I've ever laid eyes on. Dustin Hoffman is not only sickly, as the description might have you think, he is also sickening in all his greasy glory. Jon Voight is brilliantly juvenile in his portrayal of a new-to-the-game hustler, just trying to get a damn pay day. Watch Midnight Cowboy and be transported to the lowest depths of society.
Finally watched Midnight Cowboy for the first time.
Slightly less depressing than Requiem for a Dream.
I mean, it's really good but Christ, man....
I was hoping it'd at least have a happy ending NOPE!!!
Stellar performances from Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
Ironic that in a movie with a main character that bases himself off of a persona like John Wayne.... and that year John Wayne wins the Oscar over the 2 guys from Midnight Cowboy. :)
The characters Joe Buck and Ratso Rizzo portrayed by Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman are memorable and unique; they worm into your brain never to be forgotten. I agree with Ebert's 3/4 star review, as much as I appreciate these characters, they seem to "rise above the material" and "the movie as a whole doesn't live up to its parts."
Good: The acting of Voight and Hoffman is superb.
Bad: Hoffman's cough made my throat hurt.
Meh: I often find…
This was one of the films on my list of shame, I had been long aware of it but had never got around to seeing it, until now.
I knew the theme was Nilsson's 'Everybody's Talkin'' and that Jon Voight's character was a would-be hustler, and Dustin Hoffman's character was a low-down dirty rat. But that's about it.
The film is nothing like I expected. It has some fantastic moments - the way Voight and Hoffman eyeball each other as…
The grass is always greener on the other side. Midnight Cowboy tells the story of 2 men who are convinced life is better elsewhere and learn the hard way how wrong they are. It slightly covers some taboo issues, but mostly tells about two men trying to find their way. The performances were alright andI didn't find either of the characters very likable. Dustin Hoffman was the better actor of the two leads. It has some great editing mixed in with its cliche story. Some parts work and some don't, creating a mixed movie.
Better rewatch this. Schlesinger's one of my favorite Brits, so it'd be a shame if this doesn't go up half a star if not a full one.
I get the sense that, in its day, Midnight Cowboy was a film that was viewed as something of a gamechanger. It marks the demarcation line between "safer" and more traditional Best Picture winners and the more gritty and realistic films that would dominate for the next several years. Sadly the film has aged somewhat in the forty five years since its release, but it's still a near great experience.
The thing that holds the film together more than anything…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is a review of the ways in which 'Midnight Cowboy' utilizes the
concept of Narrative Form, written by me, Liam McConnell.
It's really long.
The films tell the rough story of two under-achievers trying to survive and make something of themselves on New York City’s mean streets. This closely relates to the films theme; other elements of the theme being the ever-present worry about money—or the lack of it—and the idea that the grass is always greener on the…
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I doubt there will be another Best Picture like this film again.