• Hunter

    ★★★★ Watched by Hunter 08 Dec, 2014 3

    Possibly the greatest strength of cinema is empathy. It allows us a brief glimpse into the lives of others, to see their hurts and joys, to share in their successes and failures. Now, this window can function in many ways, as we all know: it can be a fierce mirror which forces us to look at ourselves and examine our own values and weakness (such as American Beauty), or it can provide commentary on larger issues by zeroing in on…

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  • Captain Howdy

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Captain Howdy 04 Dec, 2014 2

    I struggled with giving Midnight Cowboy 4 stars. Parts of it plod and the end epiphany by Joe Buck (Jon Voight) feels utterly assured. But the themes of the film and underlining comments on sexual identity...plus the amazing performances from Voight and Dustin Hoffman, really excel this movie into greatness. Is it a bit uneven? Yes, but it's very fascinating.

    This used to be one of my very favorite movies (top 5). Unconsciously, I went years without watching it however.…

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  • Sam Williams

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sam Williams 21 Nov, 2014

    A meditation on delusion, loneliness, naivete, and finally friendship. Lives up to the hype.

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  • Samuel

    ★★★★½ Watched by Samuel 21 Nov, 2014

    John Wayne! Are you tryin' to tell me he's a fag?

    It's amazing that an incredibly bold and controversial movie like Midnight Cowboy won Best Picture in the 60's when a movie like Shame doesn't get any recognition at the Oscars now.

    If somebody thought Brokeback Mountain was controversial in 2005, imagine how some people reacted to this back in the day.

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  • Steve "The Schmuck" Pulaski

    ★★★★ Watched by Steve "The Schmuck" Pulaski 17 Nov, 2014

    I believe you can tell how a person views film and minimalism to a certain degree by asking them what they thought of John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy. If they say they thought it was a good film about two lost souls, they only understand about half the film. If they say the film is sad or depressing, then they have effectively realized the ideas and themes in the film. Midnight Cowboy is one of the saddest films I've ever seen,…

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  • Yagi

    ★★★★★ Added by Yagi

    I need Ratso/Joe fanfictions like right now

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  • TheGiantClaw

    ★★★★★ Added by TheGiantClaw

    Based on the novel of the same name, Midnight Cowboy holds the distinction of being the first, and only, X rated film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

    The film deals with controversial topics for the time, like rape, homosexuality, and prostitution. Needless to say, it's a bleak film. But it's a film that shows the scary side of following your dreams.
    Jon Voight (The Champ), back when he was a creditable actor, as a good ol' country…

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  • Ron Williams

    ★★ Watched by Ron Williams 29 Sep, 2014

    Dustin Hoffman’s Ratso Rizzo has been praised as one of the greatest characters to ever grace the screen, and I guess on some level that’s fair. But the real star of this show is John Voight as the naive cowboy hustler Joe Buck. He is truly brilliant as an idiot and the funny thing is, I don’t think he knew it at the time. I don’t think Jon Voight is that great of an actor, especially not then. I think…

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  • Justin

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Justin 09 Nov, 2014

    I love, love, LOVE this film! Both Hoffman and Voight are amazing. I'd be hard pressed to find a film that has had me more emotionally invested in the characters than this one.

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  • MiguelSolo

    ★★★★ Watched by MiguelSolo 05 Nov, 2014

    Curioso que la que se presenta como una de las películas más orgullosamente heterosexuales de la historia acabe siendo totalmente lo contrario.

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  • Emmanuel Baez

    ★★★★ Watched by Emmanuel Baez 26 Oct, 2014

    Jon Voight no es un "hustler", después de todo, pero sí es un gran actor en esta triste mirada de la vida pobre en el país más "poderoso" del mundo. Su colaboración con un Dustin Hoffman fantástico pasó a la historia del cine, y sus interpretaciones juntos son el deleite de la película, mucho más que la película misma como un todo.

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  • alphonse

    ★★★½ Watched by alphonse 25 Oct, 2014 4

    Based on James Leo Herlihy's novel, Midnight Cowboy is an American drama that made a lot more sense when it was released than what it makes now, but John Schlesinger's film is such a powerful tale of disillusionment in relation to the 'reality of life' that, no matter what, it will never be forgotten.

    John Voight stars as Joe Buck, a naive and seductive cowboy from Texas who is convinced he is the salvation of many single women who are…

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