Thelma & Louise
Thelma & Louise (1991)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 24, 1991
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and peppered with action, Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise is a potent, well-acted road movie that transcends the feminist message at its core.

Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News

"Thelma & Louise" is a rare thrill - a gleefully offbeat road movie in which two women, instead of the usual footloose fellas, exult in the heady freedom of America's lonesome highways.

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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker

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.

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Keeva Stratton
Rescu (Australia)

The spirit of Thelma and Louise was one of freedom, which still resonates today.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

This unexpected delight, which travels at top speed from the doldrums to the Grand Canyon, is moreover blessed with two high-octane performances.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The best thing that Ridley Scott ever directed that didn't take place in an impressively designed industrial future.

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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times

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.

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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles 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?

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

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.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
The classic female buddy movie. A movie that shot its stars to fame in a hurry.
Cassie Hill
Thelma Dickinson and Louise Sawyer are best friends who are both unhappy with their lives. Thelma is married to Darryl (Christopher McDonald), who treats her… More
Carlos Magalhães
Wonderfully well acted and with a stunning cinematography, this delicious road movie finds an awful snowball of trouble for two unfortunate women in this sexist… More
Jason Owens
Unforgettable film...especially the ending!
Directors Cat
Most certainly not an under done chick flick. It's premise suggests ultra feminism and typically mean hearted humour but Thelma and Louise is actually… More
Alex roy
For the longest time I passed up on Thelma & Louise for the stupid fact that I thought it would be a "chick flick". Boy was I wrong. Thelma &… More