100

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Fonda and Hopper’s now-classic film hit the old guard with the force of a rifle shot to the head. [Review of re-release]
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100

TV Guide

A finely observed film but insufficiently developed as a satire of middle America. [Review of re-release]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Someday it was inevitable that a great film would come along, utilizing the motorcycle genre, the same way the great Westerns suddenly made everyone realize they were a legitimate American art form, Easy Rider is the picture.
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90

Variety

Fonda himself has given this a fine production dress, with associate Bert Schneider, and the brilliant lensing, excellent music background ballads, especially Bob Dylan's "Easy Rider," are fine counterpoints to this poetic trip along Southwest America.
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90

Time

The film has refurbished the classic romantic gospel of the outcast wanderer.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
The film may be a relic now, but it is a fascinating souvenir - particularly in its narcissism and fatalism - of how the hippie movement thought of itself. [Review of re-release]
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70

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
With the exception of Nicholson, its good things are familiar things - the rock score, the lovely, sometimes impressionistic photography by Laszlo Kovacs, the faces of small-town America.
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86 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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