• Released
  • May 24, 1991
  • R , 2 hr 9 min
  • Drama
  • 90 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Arkansas gals (Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis) shoot rapist, flee in '66 T-Bird.

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100

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
This is a movie to love, that touches you in places you never suspected, that shows you that the road less traveled is the road to your...
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100

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
It reimagines the buddy film with such freshness and vigor that the genre seems positively new.
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90

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Unabashed, streamlined entertainment, and you won't hate yourself in the morning for liking it.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Begins like an episode of "I Love Lucy" and ends with the impact of "Easy Rider."
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90

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
It spins its wheels in a giddy sort of way, then puts the pedal to the mettle, lays rubber and fairly takes wing.
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90

Variety

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Even those who don't rally to pic's fed-up feminist outcry will take to its comedy, momentum and dazzling visuals.
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90

Newsweek

Sarandon and Davis give superb, wonderfully interactive performances: funky, fierce, funny and poignant. [27 May 1991]
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80

TV Guide

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A fun, breezy roadtrip across the Western landscape.
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80

Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
Grade A propaganda of the first order.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

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Never quite connects with us emotionally, yet the more it shades off into the gonzo-poetic, the more fun it becomes.
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Now-classic feminist road movie best for very mature teens.
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