Zabriskie Point
Zabriskie Point (1970)

This is a poetic chronicle of counterculture America.

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 9, 1970
DVD Release Date: May 26, 2009
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

A visually sumptuous experience, it also typifies the very worst excesses of hippie-era filmmaking.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Because of the fundamental emptiness of his American vision, all sorts of flaws that one might overlook in better Antonioni films become apparent.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

Zabriskie Point is a both a thriller and a doped-out dream-capsule of the revolutionary hippy movement in California.

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Variety Staff

Antonioni has sought to bring into the focus of his own insights, the student vs establishment conflict. He is on foreign terrain.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Antonioni has no feeling for young people...He has tried to make a serious movie and hasn't even achieved a beach-party level of insight.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

A maligned masterpiece.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Antonioni's sorrowing, stranger's-eye view of modern America is sadly flawed by the way his 'story' s bogged down in the mood of student revolt dogging the nation in the late '60s.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

[Antonioni's] beautiful handling of 'Scope compositions and moods has many lingering aftereffects, and the grand and beautiful apocalyptic finale is downright spectacular.

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Peter Bradshaw

Antonioni's head trip of a film is very pleasurable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Incredibly dull and pointless. VERY much a product of its time.
George Matalliotakis
Not one of Antonioni's best, that's for sure. But the final sequence with the explosions is BRILLIANT!
Aj V
Wow, I don't remember this movie at all, I need to watch it again sometime.
Mike T.
Michelangelo Antonioni's approach to this film is challenging but deliberate, and anyone willing to embrace its strangeness will find something to admire… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Zabriskie Point", Mark(Mark Frachete) is a campus radical involved in a college strike. He and his pals have had enough with… More
Ivan Descartin
At the height of the American counterculture scene, a certain auteur named Michelangelo Antonioni, because of contractual obligations with producer Carlo Ponti… More