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On the Road


Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use and language.

R In Theaters 12/21/2012 , 124min.
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Critic score based on 24 reviews

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March 26, 2013
If you look at On The Road as a snapshot of the Beat Generation during the 1940s and 1950s then you'll probably appreciate it for what it is. I actually liked it. I thought it captured what was going on during the same decade that produced McCarthyism, J.D. Salinger and Elvis Presley.
January 19, 2013
I haven't felt this soiled since "The Rum Diaries!" This tawdry, drug-laden, chain-smoking mumble-fest is confusing, the geography makes my head spin, the shoplifting and car stealing are NOT funny, the orgies, the threesomes, and the reckless driving all with no visible means of support.
December 22, 2012
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December 01, 2012
This movie sucks! Its as uninspired and unoriginal as its tittle,On the Road (seriously? no one strained any muscles coming up with that tittle) spends 3 hours trying to portray its characters as young dynamic pseudo-intellectuals, but all I saw were annoying vagabonds who were contently smoking, drinking, and jerking each other off. Kristen Stewart plays a total slut....which is neat, but the

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Boxoffice Magazine
On the Road is rich with evocative period atmosphere and anchored by a trio of compellingly lived-in performances from Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, and Kristen Stewart. Nevertheless, it's another staid adaptation that misses the forest for the trees and confuses people into thinking that some novels truly are "unfilmmable." Full Review
Damon Wise
A decent, well-cast and mounted adaptation that hits all the right notes but plays them in a respectful, muted monotone. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Salles has made an admirable effort, which - while no roman candle - can be appreciated for its honest ambitions. Full Review
James Mottram
Total Film
It may lose its way on occasions, but thanks to a committed cast and a script that captures the Kerouac vibe, Salles' adaptation never ends up on the road to nowhere. Full Review
James Rocchi
The Playlist
If there's one thing that wounds On the Road, it's that the film is full of things -- having sex, doing drugs, being free -- that are far more enjoyably experienced by one's self as opposed to watching other people enjoy them on screen. Full Review
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