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.
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: This review is for the MGM release now available exclusively at Best Buy in the United States. The film needs no hype from me. The story is well told and brilliantly acted. Dustin Hoffman turns in an amazing performance and Jon Voight does an excellent job also.
Excerpt: Unfortunately Fox have passed on the opportunity to do justice to this classic drama. As previously commented it is maybe fortunate that the movie retains its film like quality ( no DNR and no dreaded edge enhancement) but watching on blu ray just exacerbates the damage to the print and the grain.
Excerpt: Extremely lazy transfer by Fox for such an important classic.....there has been no restoration of the print whatsoever and there is print damage and flecks all over the place. As the previous reviewer has said it has had no DNR or clean up whatsoever, therefore it is extremely grainy but I am not...