Summary: I'm going to keep this short and sweet...I hope. I did not really care for this film. Quite frankly I don't know why it won Best Picture at the Oscars and I don't know why it's considered as great as it is. The acting is great, especially Hoffman. I'm not a huge Jon Voight fan, but he was good.
Summary: 'Midnight Cowboy' is the story of one Texan man's ambition to become a male prostitute in New York City. Things can't go anywhere but down, when that is your starting goal. This is a bleak film with no redemption. I liked it for that reason. The first half represents this well.
Summary: A gritty, unrelenting look at life in New York City (a character just as important as Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight in the context of the film). It will leave you a bit depressed but it will also leave a remarkable impact. Worthy of its Oscar win.
Excerpt: Joe Buck (Jon Voight) goes to New York to be a hustler. He meets a cripple named Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). Soundtrack was apt and endearing, which captivates attention to every poignant scene.
Summary: This film is and incredibly powerful and difficult experience. Voight and Hoffman are superb but its so unrelentingly depressing it can hardly be called an "enjoyable" experience! A film everyone must see, if only once.
Excerpt: The story still delivers. Just an incredible story and production. Print debris and grain add up to a theater like film experience. Thank you MGM for helping to weed out the eye candy seekers!
Summary: This is a gritty and fascinating story of survival, set in the urban busyness of New York City. Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman vanish into their roles, creating two memorable characters who find an odd friendship, despite being nearly polar opposites.
Summary: A farm boy (Voight) moves to New York to be a male escort and meets up with a small-time hustler (Hoffman). They become the bestest of friends. Life is rough, they are poor, things are gritty.
Excerpt: Great movie but worst treatment especially in the video restoration even considered the age of this film and compared to other Blu-ray movies from Fox and MGM of similar age. I wish they'd release better restoration version someday. Only worth trying to buy for $10.
I ain't a for real cowboy. But I am one helluva stud!
3 June 2011
Excerpt: What more can be said--that already hasn't been said about this red-blooded American classic? I first saw it on VHS as a young man, and even on such a limited format--the acting, the direction and the superb cinematography--all came shining through. These are from the heart performances.