On the Road Poster

Release Date: December 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 6th, 2013

R|2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary
An aspiring writer (Sam Riley), his new friend (Garrett Hedlund) and his friend's seductive wife (Kristen Stewart) heed the call of the open road.

Cast: Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga, Marie-Ginette Guay

Director: Walter Salles

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Videofilmes Producoes Artisticas, MK2 Films, Jerry Leider Company

Ratings & Reviews

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  • On the Road is an honorable homage to the bennies-and-booze-and-bebop-driven hegiras undertaken by the fiercely dedicated anti-establishment duo. But in Salles, screenwriter Jose Rivera and company's effort to get the details right, they only get so far. And it's not quite far enough. show more

  • The narrative lacks a strong heartbeat; you keep wondering why the spectacle isn't as affecting as it is picturesque. show more

  • A dash of Tarantino might have juiced up Walter Salles' wrongheadedly well-mannered take on Jack Kerouac's 1957 Beat Generation landmark. Kerouac's semi-autobiographical novel comes to the screen looking good but feeling shallow. show more

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