Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy ★★★★★

This film has aged gracefully. It encapsulates the clashing of societal norms and the radical changes America was experiencing through the eyes of its naive protagonist, hopelessly holding onto a distant past while steamrolling through an ever-changing, cruel and uncertain future where drug culture and scummy living will have permanently shaped the 70s to it's detriment. Joe Buck is irrevocably out of his element in NYC, and the wake-up call to reality his excursions with Ratso leave him with in the end speak volumes of truth for me. This is probably the best Hoffman and Voight have ever been. The experimental editing still remains fresh and unnerving to this day.

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