Easy Rider
Easy Rider (1969)

After scoring cocaine in Mexico, then re-selling it in California, two bikers set off on a cross-country trek to New Orleans.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1969
DVD Release Date: December 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Charles Champlin
Los Angeles Times

Fonda and Hopper, it should by this time go without saying, give immense performances.

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Time Out

[A] simplistic amalgam of travelogue and the zoom lens.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Iconic 1969 road trip movie with violence, drugs, sex.

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Gene Moskowitz

None of the forced violence, lawlessness, rapist, gratuitous speed aspects of the motorbike clan in this perceptive film.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Hopper, Fonda and their friends went out into America looking for a movie and found instead a small, pious statement (upper case) about our society (upper case), which is sick (upper case). It's pretty but lower case cinema.

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Simon Miraudo

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?

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Dave Kehr
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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Age hasn't been kind to it but Easy Rider is still a trip.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Captain America: No, I mean it, you've got a nice place. It's not every man that can live off the land, you know. You do your own thing in your own… More
Kevin M. Williams
Perfectly vibing the disenchantment of the post-Vietnam, post-civil rights, post-summer of love America (the new noir, with a touch of cowboy thrown in for… More
Spencer S.
The story of two rogue men, choppers on the open road with cocaine in their gas tanks, struck a chord with America in the waning sixties, when turmoil from war,… More
Jack Hawkins
'Easy Rider' is unquestionably important, it's a seminal film. It was a large contributing factor to the birth of an era of burgeoning talent and… More
Chris Weber
So much has already been said and written about this film to it's pretty hard to add anything new without inevitably rehashing cliches. Yes, it is a… More
Dan Schultz
A respectable, if over-rated film concerning drug dealing bikers who set off to make a big pay day in Mexico, and how their mission results in them traveling… More