City Slickers
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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 crisis; accompanied by two friends, Phil (Daniel Stern) and Ed (Bruno Kirby) in the grip of similar problems, he heads to New Mexico for his birthday to participate in a two-week "vacation" cattle drive to Colorado. The three friends and the rest of their group, including an attractive, newly single young woman and two African-American dentists, are… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"A comedy that was and is ambitious and counterintuitive."
‑ Arthur Ryel-Lindsey, Slant Magazine
"Somehow it never gets old."
‑ Sarah Chauncey,
"A fun outing, with Jack Palance's Oscar-winning performance the main attraction."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Nifty drama about the life-changing experiences of some middle-aged men at a working dude ranch."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Lassos midlife-crisis laughs; teens and up."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"I found almost nothing funny about this film. Palance's performance saved it."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"It goes downhill once Jack Palance exits, but the early scenes are still worth it."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Billy Crystal is hilarious as the fish-out-of-water cowpoke."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"ultimately harmless"
‑ Christopher Null,
"silly entertainment"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Good fun."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
"Harmless fluff, but nothing exciting."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Fun, funny movie. Jack Palance is great."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Fantastica Daily
More reviews for City Slickers on Rotten Tomatoes

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