Every Which Way But Loose
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Clint Eastwood's first comedy feature proved to be one of his most profitable vehicles. Eastwood plays Philo Beddoe, a bare-knuckle boxer who travels from fight to fight in a beat-up truck, accompanied by his "pal" Clyde, a orangutan with a mean right hook, and his human buddy Orville (Geoffrey Lewis). During a stopover, Philo meets and falls in love with would-be country & western singer Lynn Halsey-Taylor (Sondra Locke). After a while, she wants to break off the relationship, but he doesn't -- a shaky plot peg upon which to hang several reels' worth of zany car chases… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Just weird enough to work as a fun time capsule in a half-baked sort of way."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Goofy but amiable comedy with great country music."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"...probably the single most mediocre film Eastwood ever made, but the public loved it..."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"An amusing redneck comedy from that brief period of time when Clint Eastwood was copying Burt Reynolds."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Clint and an organgutan...."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Every which way but good."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"A career low for Eastwood. Oh wait, except for the sequel."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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