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On-the-road.34003294
5.6 out of 10

On the Road

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Metacritic
19 July 2014
  • Summary: Some of the cinematography is worthwhile, bits of acting are noteworthy but, in the end, it's a book you can't really make into a film. What would be shocking and extraordinary in the late 50's now looks fairly tame and often sad. there is a lack of rhythm to the editing, too many unconnected ideas, big, sprawling and dull. If they had tried for something smaller, maybe it might have worked.
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Metacritic
25 September 2013
  • Summary: For direction and writing that stays incredibly true to the book, this is a masterpiece. Kirsten Stewart fails to shine, but the rest of the cast do a mighty fine job.
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JohnnyStephens, Metacritic
31 August 2013
  • Summary: One of the worst road movies ever made. I saw it when it first came out and I wanted like crazy to leave the cinema earlier. I didn't leave earlier but I cried in the end for my money. If I new that this film is so awful, I would spend my money to Star Trek or The Lone Ranger.
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Metacritic
15 April 2013
  • Summary: Walter Salle’s and Rivera’s adaptation of Kerouac’s classic novel is a brave attempt. Between its documentary feel and young and often naked actors, this film reeks of both the cool and freedom that was brought forth by the beats. Unfortunately it lacks their impact. On the Road fails due to it’s inability to stand alone without the stories pre-developed reputation and fan base...
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TVJerry, Metacritic
1 April 2013
  • Summary: In this adaptation of Kerouac's novel, a young author travels America on writing adventures, while obsessing about his best friend/muse, Dean Moriarty. Thanks to Moriarty, he enjoys cross-country exploits fueled with drugs, alcohol and sex in all combos. While the performances and the pace keep it interesting, the narrative rambles all over the place (just like the characters).
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francesco, Metacritic
15 March 2013
  • Summary: It must have been difficult for Walter Salles to adapt a timeless and acclaimed novel as "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac. The result is a fascinating and punctual film that very well describe the heart and soul of the beat generation and the emotional journey of Sal Paradise-Jack Kerouac(Sam Riley) and the decisive meeting with the free-spirited and deeply chaotic Dean Moriarty-Neal Cassidy (Garret Hedlund) with his wife Marylou (Kristen Stewart),whom he had a very...
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YoursTruly, Metacritic
31 December 2012
  • Summary: Boring. Confusing. Pretentious. Drawn Out. Basically...doo-doo.
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Metacritic
26 December 2012
  • Summary: For a movie that was meant to take us on a wild ride with idols from the spontaneous beat culture, it sure does follow a familiar road map. Always maintaining the same route and never attempting to venture out into an uncharacteristic art form, On the Road proves to be an underwhelming and disappointing road film, on many levels.
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Metacritic
22 December 2012
  • Summary: First I have to say I am not in any means a writer, I tend to be prolix and get lost in side thoughts. The language is also a problem... If put thoughts in words is difficult, you can imagine how difficult is to put it in other language than your native one. So... I read a lot about it, saw a lot of interviews, articles and critics of the book and the movie (mostly French, some aussie and American).
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Overall 6
6.0

SLIGHTLY DISAPPOINTING

TUBBS, Flicks
24 January 2013
  • Summary: The strength of the film is its depiction of seediness. Its weakness is that the characters mumble their lines - presumably to achieve authenticity(?
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