Thunder Road
Thunder Road (1958)

Robert Mitchum (who also wrote the story and served as executive producer) stars in Thunder Road as Lucas Doolin, a Korean War veteran who returns home and promptly rejoins the family's bootlegging business. His father, Vernon (Trevor… More

Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: August 15, 2001
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
67%
Flixster
User Score
65%


Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The world of moonshine transporters is keyed to Mitchum's fatalist-hobo wryness

Full review…
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Mitchum as a booze runner is fun enough, but his singing of the title song is the plus.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The ultimate road movie.

Full review…
Scott Von Doviak
culturevulture.net

Mitchum carries the movie on his massive shoulders.

Full review…
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Southern drive-in staple Thunder Road is basically The Robert Mitchum Show.

Full review…
More reviews for Thunder Road

Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Decent if unremarkable drama of a moonshiner and the feds who are trying to shut him down. A real study in star power with Robert Mitchum commanding the screen… More
Cameron Johnson
Hey, what's up with James Bond being a criminal and, for that matter, an American? Oh wait, that's "Thunderball"; I get these two film mixed… More
Randy Tippy
I know this has become a pseudo-cult classic but there are really only three reasons you'd want to watch this film: 1)You're a fan of catchy theme… More
Michael Gildea
Boring, droll and self-indulgent. It's funny to hear backwoods diction without the painful-sounding accents even if it's not believable. Even though I… More