Every Which Way But Loose
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

In this comedy, Clint Eastwood plays Philo Beddoe, a bare-knuckle boxer who travels from fight to fight, accompanied by his "pal" Clyde, a orangutan with a mean right hook, and his human buddy Orville. During a stopover, Philo… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 20, 1978
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2002
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Just weird enough to work as a fun time capsule in a half-baked sort of way.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Goofy but amiable comedy with great country music.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...probably the single most mediocre film Eastwood ever made, but the public loved it...

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An amusing redneck comedy from that brief period of time when Clint Eastwood was copying Burt Reynolds.

Karina Montgomery

Clint and an organgutan....

Staci Layne Wilson

Every which way but good.

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Scott Weinberg

A career low for Eastwood. Oh wait, except for the sequel.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A comic classic. Clint Eastwood is terrific in his first comedy feature with a orangutan who proves to be more than a worthy sidekick. A hilarious and… More
Conner Rainwater
Just a really great movie. It's Clint Eastwood onscreen kicking ass for two hours. He uses his god given guns to defeat the bad guys and woo the ladies.… More
Directors Cat
Every Which Way is suprisingly good considering Eastwood wasn't made for this sort of movie. It boasts memorable lines and characters and although it has… More
Jason Owens
As with all Clint Eastwood films, I loved this one...soon I'll be able to say I've seen all his movies, and I'd love to own every one of them,… More
Ken Stachnik
Clint Eastwood wins an orangutan in a fist fight and they quickly become best friends. A bizarrely charming movie ensues.
Aaron Neuwirth
Ma Boggs: [Ma has just learned of Philo and Orville's trip plans... turning to Philo] What're you gonna do with the baboon? Philo Beddoe: Orangutan,… More