(1969)

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100
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.
100
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]
100
A finely observed film but insufficiently developed as a satire of middle America. [Review of re-release]
90
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.
90
The film has refurbished the classic romantic gospel of the outcast wanderer.
70
The New York Times
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.
70
Chicago Reader
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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