Thelma & Louise
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Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from the men in their lives. Thelma's husband, Darryl (Chris McDonald), is an overbearing oaf, and Louise's boyfriend, Jimmy (Michael Madsen), simply will not commit. Though the road trip starts out as a good time, the pair eventually wind up at a bar. A tipsy Thelma ends up in the parking lot of the bar with a would-be rapist. Louise shoots the man dead. The two decide that they have no choice but to go on the run. They eventually meet up with a young criminal… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"This unexpected delight, which travels at top speed from the doldrums to the Grand Canyon, is moreover blessed with two high-octane performances."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Thelma & Louise isn't only a movie, it's also a journey. In some dark night of your distant past, you might once have dreamed about taking it."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"The best thing that Ridley Scott ever directed that didn't take place in an impressively designed industrial future."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Thelma & Louise has its own ending. It may be as questionable as the rest of the picture, but at least you know it wasn't spliced on by some guy in marketing."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"The two lead characters, played by Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, are appealing at start but become tiresome as they move along."
‑ Lou Cedrone, Baltimore Sun
"There are plenty of great one-liners in Callie Khouri's script, and cinematographer Adrian Biddle never fails to give viewers an eye full -- even when it's a ridiculous eye full."
‑ Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times
"If the only way a woman can light up the screen these days is with a .38-caliber pistol, isn't that just another form of subordination?"
‑ Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Times
"An enduring classic radically redefining women in movies - or at least some of them. And should finally put to rest the intended ending as not self-obliteration, but a burst of magical realism in flight 'out of this world and into the mass unconscious.'"
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Radio
"Female empowerment and gorgeous vistas from Ridley Scott,"
‑ Jamie Graham, Total Film
"In creating the characters Thelma and Louise for this hugely entertaining and controversial road movie, Oscar-winning scriptwriter Callie Khouri put women in the driving seat for the first time."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"The feminist justification that the script provides for the heroines' behavior doesn't make their actions any less preposterous. But you can recognize the crudeness of the movie's narrative devices and still have an awfully good time."
‑ Terrence Rafferty, New Yorker
"Are we so starved for "strong" women's roles that this revenge, and the pell-mell, lunatic flight that follows, fits anyone's definition of strength, or even more peculiarly, of neo-feminism?"
‑ Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
"If director Scott intended to picture a growing sense of female triumph, he failed miserably."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Any movie that went as far out of its way to trash women as this female chauvinist sow of a film does to trash men would be universally, and justifiably, condemned."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"Loyalty and friendship between two women who discover beauty, lust, and the wonder of the road is at the heart of "Thelma & Louise.""
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
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