Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot represented the directorial debut of Michael Cimino, who went on to the heights of The Deer Hunter and the depths of Heaven's Gate. Clint Eastwood stars as an ex-thief who teams with sadistic George Kennedy,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 13, 2000
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This likable buddy/road picture deftly mixes action and comedy, and features excellent work from stars Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges and first-time director Michael Cimino.

Variety Staff
Variety

Debuting director Michael Cimino obtains superior performances from Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis and especially Jeff Bridges.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Cimino was already making an aesthetic of inarticulateness, and the film is by turns surly, incoherent, and provocatively mysterious.

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Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

Eastwood is in good, if not great form, Bridges steals the whole show, and Cimino displays a sense of unpretentious fun and appealing grasp of character that should have held him in good stead for a lengthy career. It didn't.

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Time Out

The likeable result, made for and with the personnel of Eastwood's Malpaso Company, looks like a throwaway Eastwood vehicle.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

Both Kennedy and Lewis turn in colorful performances, but it's Eastwood and Bridges' film, and their ill-defined, tender friendship makes the movie.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A multifaceted caper film told in fine detail with richly developed characters.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

The Eastwood team has pulled off a modest enjoyable winner.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Eastwood e Bridges estabelecem uma boa dinâmica, mas é este último, com uma composição jovial e inconseqüente, quem dá alma a um filme menor, mas ainda assim divertido.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Cimino is so into making his images glow that he forgets to make the film move.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a pretty solid movie that doesn't quite live up to expectations but is definitely worthy of being called an underrated… More
Dean McKenna
A crisp, witty, tough and superby cast caper movie.
xGary Xx
Cocksure drifter Jeff Bridges forms a bond with ex-bank robber Clint Eastwood and they hatch a plot to rob an armoured depository. One of Clint's lesser… More
Danny Rovira
A smashing directorial debut for Michael Cimino who also wrote the spirited screenplay of this tough extremely enjoyable crime melodrama. Clint Eastwood and a… More
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Great, great movie. Eastwood and Bridges in fine form. Interesting script, with some depressing moments and a moving ending. Watch out for the naked woman… More
Marcus Woolcott
Outstandingly average.