Thunder Road
Thunder Road (1958)

Robert Mitchum stars as a Korean war hero who returns to his hometown in Tennessee and takes over his family's bootleg moonshine business where he has to battle both the mob and federal agents. Not only did Mitchum star in the film, he… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 10, 1958
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Bruce Springsteen borrowed its title and Burt Reynolds appropriated its anti-'revenooer' appeal, but just shy of its 60th anniversary, 'Thunder Road' remains very much the property of its actor-as-auteur leading man, Robert Mitchum.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

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

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Fernando F. Croce

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

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Steve Crum

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.

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Scott Von Doviak

Mitchum carries the movie on his massive shoulders.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% 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