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About the Movie
Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson (Best Actor, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, 1975) stars with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper (who also directs) in this unconventional classic which Time Magazine hails as "one of the ten most important pictures of the decade." Experience the real, uncensored '60s counterculture in this compelling mixture of drugs, sex and armchair politics. In the role that catapulted him to stardom, Jack Nicholson portrays an alcoholic attorney who hooks up with two part-time, drug-dealing motorcyclists (Fonda and Hopper) in search of their "American Dream." Heading from California to New Orleans, they sample the highs and lows of America the beautiful in a stoned-out quest for life's true meaning. Nominated for an Academy Award (1969) for Best Screenplay (written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern), Easy Rider continues to touch a chord with audiences of all ages.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 46
- Fresh: 41
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: None of the forced violence, lawlessness, rapist, gratuitous speed aspects of the motorbike clan in this perceptive film.
Fresh: Fonda and Hopper, it should by this time go without saying, give immense performances.
Fresh: It plays today more as a period piece than as living cinema, but it captures so surely the tone and look of that moment in time.
Fresh: Though deserving of its esteemed status on account of the cinematic revolution it spawned, the feature itself is something of a relic. But since when isn't it fascinating to reflect on the fossils of the past?
this is a really good movie... some poeple may not like it though
THIS IS THE BEST FOR SURE, BRINGS BACK MEMORIES! GET IT!
This is truly a classic movie that everyone should see. They don't make movies like this anymore and its a shame.
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- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1969
- © 1969 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.