Greetings (1968)

Star Robert DeNiro and director Brian DePalma both made their feature debuts with this freewheeling counter-culture comedy about a young womanizer (Jonathan Warden) who, with the help of his pals, a conspiracy buff (Gerrit Graham) and a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1968
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2002
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

Silly and substantial.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's all served up with good humor, self-indulgence, a touch of wit, and once in a while a fine satirical relish.

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Emanuel Levy

This modest film by the young Brian De Palma, starring the young Robert De Niro, is one of the first features that dealt with Vietnam.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

Most of it is strained and unfunny, with some generous nudity for nudity's sake and a hip sprinkling of four-letter words.

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Ethan Vestby
The Film Stage

With the mission statement of setting out to make something akin to Jean-Luc Godard's '60s work, De Palma's third feature, Greetings, still feels surprisingly his own.

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TV Guide

Brian De Palma's breezy, Godardian first feature distills the heady atmosphere of Greenwich Village in an era of countercultural experimentation and anti-war protest.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What holds the film together is not its plot (there isn't one) but its attitude, its general instinct for what is funny in our society.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Director Brian De Palma has infused Greetings with an excessively freewheeling sensibility that immediately grates...

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Messy, but lively and surprisingly funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Sometimes clever and funny, but DePalma's Greetings presents a lot of unfunny, unecessary and boring scenes; very dumb and no prespective to make somebody… More
Stephen M
A fascinating time-capsule from Brian De Palma, featuring Robert De Niro. The pair had previously worked together in 1963 on a film called "The Wedding… More
Conner Rainwater
Almost too relevant for its own good, this is a hauntingly realistic interpretation of life in the 60s. It consists of draft dodging techniques, clues to the… More
Mike T.
The objectives of this peculiar film are clouded by its microscopic budget, and as a result it drags even at the short length of 88 minutes. The dialogue… More
Lady D'arbanville
A quirky early film for De Niro, where it doesn?t really give his acting skills chance to shine through and yet, it is strangely intriguing. It feels like the… More
Emily B.
An early film for Brian De Palma, and the debut role for Robert De Niro. "Greetings" follows three friends in late 60s New York all trying to avoid… More