Conclusion: Not to wallow too much in irony, but there's no accounting for some critics' tastes. This film was lambasted upon its release, but I have to say I was more struck by it watching it again on Blu-ray than I initially was when I first saw it in a so-called Art House probably back in the 1980s.
Conclusion: In a way, the film echoes Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly,' another film rich in societal subtext that may have been too contemporary to be fully appreciated, and garnered an initially lukewarm reception from critics and audiences.
Summary: ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE is one of the great unsung classics of 70's cinema. Beautifully shot and acted and with a terrific script that often avoids the obvious it deserves a wider audience. Highly recommended.