Scarecrow
Scarecrow (1973)

An ex-con learns the value of friendship in Jerry Schatzberg's picaresque road movie. Trying to hitch a ride on a desolate California road, fresh-out-of-prison Max (Gene Hackman) meets ex-sailor Lion (Al Pacino). They are both headed… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

Hollywood movies have rarely spoken such tough and tender truths.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

I assume that Schatzberg and White wanted somehow to ennoble Max and Lionel, but they sentimentalize them.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The best film in Schatzberg's small but interesting oeuvre.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Periodically interesting but ultimately unsatisfying.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There are fine moments, as there would have to be with Hackman and Pacino.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A poignant tale of lost souls from a golden age of US cinema.

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Time Out

Schatzberg throws away the more interesting implications in order to make emotional hay.

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Budd Wilkins
Slant Magazine

Jerry Schatzberg's film embraces sprawl of both the narrative and geographical variety with freewheeling abandon.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

As a picture of blue-collar America the film is credible and compassionate.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Hackman and Pacino are terrific in this underrated road movie, an honest and refreshing character study about two different men who develop an unlikely bond -… More
Tim Sigur
I can't believe more people haven't seen this movie.
Lucas Martins
Scarecrow, is a great road movie, it's very sentimental, but this don't changes the wonderful screenplay, written by Michael White, and the direction… More
Mike T.
A quiet, weird, loveable character piece with a great amount of resonance and spirit. The two leads are tremendous, and there is some absolutely beautiful… More
Arash Xak
"A crow isn't afraid of a scarecrow. It laughs." Liked this just as much as Midnight Cowboy
Stephen Earnest
'Scarecrow' is one damn strange film. Interesting, yes, but damn strange. It's the kind of film that I tend to instantly love, but I… More