Back Roads
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Very good on local colour but a bit sugary in its attitude to the central relationship, it would have been better taking a bleaker cue from Tommy Lee Jones' admirably dry performance."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"It's a surprise to discover that this hackneyed, relatively dull road picture is the work of director Martin Ritt."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Despite the efforts of the two talented leads, their central relationship fails to ignite, while the comedy is lacklustre at best."
‑ , Film4
"If the movie had been willing to deal honestly with the plight of its characters, it wouldn't need to be clutterted up with eccentrics and hearts of gold."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A quiet and unassuming little comedy, a dual-gendered character study mixed with a low-key "road trip" adventure."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"Less a movie than an extended sketch, and it's to the credit of Mr. Ritt, his stars and Gary Devore, the screenwriter, that the movie is so much fun."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Back Roads is a love story with real clout."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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