Getting Straight
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"Movies like Getting Straight are ceasing to be tolerable" complained one conservative movie magazine of 1970. Today, the once-relevant but now merely entertaining Getting Straight is not only tolerable, but downright user-friendly. Elliot Gould plays a Vietnam vet who decides to attend college after his tour of duty. Though much too old and worldly to truly fit in with the naive flower-power generation, Gould becomes swept up in the various activist movements on campus. The leading character's crisis of conscience concerns his field of study: he wants to be a teacher for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the few Hollywood films to deal with the students revolution, Richard Rush's Getting Straight, starring Elliott Gould, confuses broader political issues with sexual politics and getting laid"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Sadly, despite its radical themes and caricatures, there is nary an ounce of subversiveness at this film's heart."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"Generation (hippie era) comedy-drama, very dated"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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