Summary: I seem to remember the book evoking a strong sense of driving vast distances which is totally missing from most of the movie. Given the popularity of slow TV I'd have thought it would be an excellent opportunity to give the viewer panoramic shots of dusty roads and 50's American cars which would've been more interesting than the Jazz culture with the odd sex scene that it mainly consisted of.
Summary: Absolutely awful. Viggo and Amy, what were you thinking getting involved with this tosh? I can't believe it was made by the same guy who made Motorcycle Diaries, one of my favourite films - now that's the way to make a road movie. Sad to say, don't waste your time on this film that's lost its way.
Summary: I rented this because its by the same guy who did The Motorcycle Diaries. Unfortunately it is a major disappointment. The book`s essence, a search for meaning and place and a desire to experience life in the raw is reduced to a series of car journeys with Sal Paradise a blank dullard and Dean Moriarty portrayed as an irresponsible idiot.
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.
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...
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).
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...