Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
Someday it was inevitable that a great film would come along, utilizing the motorcycle genre, the same way the great Westerns suddenly made everyone realize they were a legitimate American art form, Easy Rider is the picture. show more
A finely observed film but insufficiently developed as a satire of middle America. [Review of re-release] show more
Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle
Fonda and Hopper’s now-classic film hit the old guard with the force of a rifle shot to the head. [Review of re-release] show more
The film has refurbished the classic romantic gospel of the outcast wanderer. show more
Fonda himself has given this a fine production dress, with associate Bert Schneider, and the brilliant lensing, excellent music background ballads, especially Bob Dylan's "Easy Rider," are fine counterpoints to this poetic trip along Southwest America. show more
Vincent Canby The New York Times
With the exception of Nicholson, its good things are familiar things - the rock score, the lovely, sometimes impressionistic photography by Laszlo Kovacs, the faces of small-town America. show more
Dave Kehr Chicago Reader
The film may be a relic now, but it is a fascinating souvenir - particularly in its narcissism and fatalism - of how the hippie movement thought of itself. [Review of re-release] show more
May 30, 2010 Carla N Ruff
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OH PLEASE PETER FONDA MY ASS .NOW WHY AN THE HELL WOULD ANY ONE GIVE THE FONDA'S A PAT ON THE BACK ?? DENNIS HOPPER MADE THAT MOVIE EASY RIDER WHAT IT WAS NOT PETER FONDA TAH'S FOR SURE .
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