Midnight Cowboy

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Released 1969

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Director:
John Schlesinger
Released:
1969
Rating:
R
A small town dreamer. A small time con man. An unlikely friendship. An uncommon bond. Oscar winners Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman star in this Academy Award winning drama for Best Picture. Nearly 40 years after its original release, Midnight Cowboy "is still heartbreaking and timeless" (The New York Observer).

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  • 88

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    There is no question that this film is flawed by the inclusion of the party scene and Ratzo's dream, but I cannot recall a more marvelous pair of acting performances in any one fil...

  • 80

    New York Daily News

    Whew! It's shocking - a horror film but extremely well done by producer Jerome Hellman and John Schlesinger, the British director who uncannily captures the feeling for tragedy in ...

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    All of these criticisms exist entirely apart from the performances of Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. It is a tribute to them, and to the core of honesty in the screenplay, that Rat...

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