City Slickers
City Slickers (1991)

City Slickers blends sight gags, one-liners, and sincerity, with both humor and drama arising from the characters and their situations. Mitch (Billy Crystal) is a radio station sales executive who finds himself in the throes of a mid-life… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 7, 1991
DVD Release Date: February 4, 1999
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90%
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a supremely talented cast and just enough midlife drama to add weight to its wildly silly overtones, City Slickers uses universal themes to earn big laughs.

Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Thankfully, Crystal is more than willing to hog the screen with his whining, impressions, and glorious chemistry with Palance, whose entire performance is based around inconsistent levels of exhaling.

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Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Slant Magazine

A comedy that was and is ambitious and counterintuitive.

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Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com

Somehow it never gets old.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Lassos midlife-crisis laughs; teens and up.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The movie begins as a mildly amusing comedy about spoiled city brats taking a cattle drive before turning into a serio and predictable tale about mid-life crisis and male camaraderie.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

I found almost nothing funny about this film. Palance's performance saved it.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

ultimately harmless

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

silly entertainment

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Good fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Fish-outta-water tale as a trio of urban yuppies venture out West to ultimately reevaluate their lacklustre lives. I came in set to disparage the proceedings… More
Mike S
Three friends in a mid-life crisis goes on a Wild West adventure together, to re-ignite their lost passions for life. This isn't really a Western movie in… More
Phil Hubbs
This was probably the first movie I saw that properly introduced me to Billy Crystal. Sure I had seen his other early movies and heard about that scene in… More
Wahida K
Totally strange, although I really enjoy Billy Crystal Movies I have trouble with this Movie. Everyone says it is funny, I watched it couple of times, okay it… More
Daniel Perry
An absolute classic that's too corny once in a while, but only because it's playing with conventions of the cowboy genre (baked beans, singalongs,… More
MisterYoda ?
not interested

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