• Mike Demski

    ★★★★ Watched by Mike Demski 03 Feb, 2014

    A little long in the tooth, but a great rough and tumble love story about two young Texans that impulsively get married and have a lot of growing up to do. Surprisingly, Travolta comes off like a real piece of shit at times, and I couldn't tell if the movie was for him or not-- which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Debra Winger is great, especially in the scenes when she realizes she's gotten in way over her head with…

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  • stevenfisher22

    ★½ Watched by stevenfisher22 19 Jan, 2014

    Urban Cowboy - 3/10. Dancing, booze, fights, & electric bulls. To me, a bittersweet look at a young relationship in late 70's Houston.

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  • Mike P

    ★★★★ Watched by Mike P 01 Nov, 2013

    Gave a good name to post-New Hollywood genre pictures before everything that followed sullied it.

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  • oswald hobbes

    ★★★ Watched by oswald hobbes 18 Jan, 2014

    Mechanical bull game much like the snake game: keep one hand on the works and think only about the ride. Had a difficult time accepting Travolta as the hero of the piece, given his propensity for drinking Lone Star, sulking around his trailer, and slapping Debra Winger, but they tell me things are different in Houston. And he sure could ride that god damn mechanical bull.

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  • Gibnerd

    ★★★★½ Watched by Gibnerd 19 Dec, 2013

    everything is against this movie not working as well as it does. i was going in expecting the hillbilly version of Staying Aline. Urban Cowboy has a cheesy title, it's about mechanical bull riding in a Texas bar, 80s Travolta...... but surprise surprise it really is a pretty great movie. the performances are outstanding and the whole thing just clicks with country western Texas charm.

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  • pileofcrowns

    ★½ Watched by pileofcrowns 12 Dec, 2013

    Film #36 of The December Project 2013.

    Have you ever listened to pop country radio and noticed how half the songs have basically the exact same lyrics as every other song, using key terms like they were working off a checklist designed to maximize listener appeal? You know like 'beer' 'girls' 'trucks' 'dirt' (just use terms like 'the club' 'all night' 'party' 'high' etc. for the regular kind of pop radio). The first third of this movie is pretty much…

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  • greenpen33

    ★★★½ Watched by greenpen33 03 Dec, 2013

    An interesting film with good performances from the immediate cast. Liked Debra Winger a lot as always.

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  • mick culleton

    ★★★½ Added by mick culleton

    A tale about a stormy relationship between Bud and Sissy, A honky tonk bar and a bunking bronco, Enjoyable drama with a great soundtrack,

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  • Kierre Stowes

    ★★★ Watched by Kierre Stowes 21 Mar, 2013

    March Movie Madness-March 21st-The Letter "U"

    Urban Cowboy stars John Travolta as a cowboy living in Texas who moves to a bigger city for work. He meets a woman in a local favorite bar and they begin a relationship and get married very quickly. Soon problems in marriage arise once another man comes back in town also takes interest in Travolta's wife. The two men, and wife also are envious of each other's mechanical bull-riding skills.

    I wouldn't normally like…

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  • Noetic Hatter

    ★★★★ Watched by Noetic Hatter 13 Mar, 2013

    March Madness 2013 – No Re-Watch Edition.

    "All cowboys ain't dumb. Some of 'em got smarts real good, like me."


    Ahh. Steel guitar. Two-steppin. Cotton-Eyed Joe. Lone Star long necks. Homesick for Texas is what this movie makes me feel. Also, who doesn't love Debra Winger? Don't be ignorant - you know you love her.

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  • Andrew Ferguson

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Andrew Ferguson 13 Nov, 2012 2

    I can count on one hand the amount of Travolta films and performances that I find outstanding, and "Urban Cowboy" is definitely among them. James Bridges, one of the most under-appreciated filmmakers of the 70's and 80's, does a brilliant job of making the specific setting of the film feel like a character starring alongside the main performers. Gilley's night club is the setting I'm speaking of, and it's where the people in this film like to go more than…

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  • Kevin Brewer

    ★★★★ Added by Kevin Brewer

    John Travolta rounds out his dance trilogy (“Saturday Night Fever,” “Grease”) with a two-step at Gilley’s, a real-life country bar with Charlie Daniels and a mechanical bull, which Travolta rides right out of his volatile marriage to sexy Debra Winger.

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