• Austin Shermer

    ★★★ Watched by Austin Shermer 14 Jan, 2015

    Sure it's well made and has some good performances but c'mon, it's a film about mechanic bull riding.

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  • Roy-Petter K. Johansen

    ★★★ Watched by Roy-Petter K. Johansen 08 Jan, 2015

    What makes this film interesting is it actors, and the life and charisma they give their characters. On paper the same characters are boring and cliched, and the story of simple, childish and unsympathetic males engaging in spitting, wife-hitting and mechanical bull-contests on a daily basis, is dull and way too long.

    But thankfully John Travolta, Debra Winger, Barry Corbin and Madolyn Smith all make the movie come alive, and even manage to make it a compelling watch. Especially Winger…

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  • landskip

    ★★★½ Watched by landskip 12 Aug, 2014

    A familiar story, but told with a fine sense of character, mood, emotion.

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  • Dan Bergstrom

    ★★★½ Added by Dan Bergstrom

    Four things turn this average film into a pretty decent film: First, Travolta's beard. It's so awesome. It's like Pacino's beard in Carlito's Way awesome. Second, Barry Corbin. I love Uncle Bob. He's great in everything. Third, this movie has an excellent soundtrack. I'm not big on country. I own maybe three country discs. But this has a lot of great stuff on it. Possbily because it's got some pop and rock flavor in there. And possibly because country didn't…

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  • Oti

    ★★★ Watched by Oti 30 May, 2014

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  • 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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