Thelma And Louise details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Christopher McDonald, Michael Madsen, Brad Pitt, Timothy Carhart|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females, 100 must-see movies|
Thelma And Louise
|Run time:||2 hours 4 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not available for rental|
Most helpful review
What colour are my eyes?By Alex Morris from UK , 17 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]It seems odd to me that, given my fondness for Ridley Scott films, I'd never seen Thelma & Louise. Unfortunately, I already knew the ending, thanks to it - like the 'girl' in The Crying Game - becoming a cultural reference point for the 1990s. That reminds me; I've not seen The Crying Game either. Should I bother, since I know its big secret?
Well, it looks like I wasn't missing much. It's an entertaining enough adventure, I suppose, but it's entirely unnecessary. They didn't have to run away after Louise's killing of the would-be rapist; Thelma's bruises would have borne witness to what happened when giving testimony. 'They'll think I was asking for it,' is a pretty weak excuse to run away. Thelma's later actions didn't have to take place either; it was still possible to go back. Unhappy relationships aside, there was nothing which really explained why the two women went off the rails. Louise's past in Texas was alluded to, but that was still insufficient reason. Hailed as a paean to women's power and emancipation it's anything but. Look at how it ends, dammit! Yup, ladies, you kin have yore freedom, but this is the price you'll pay.
All told, the movie felt contrived. Okay, so all movies are, by their very nature, contrived, but at least some of them make an attempt at a natural, plausible progression to the story. Perhaps I'd have been more sympathetic to it if I didn't already know how it was going to end. Maybe if I'd seen the film ten years ago, before the renaissance of the Bad Girl clich? hadn't taken place, it wouldn't have seemed quite as hackneyed.
Still, it was an enjoyable enough ride and, plot holes aside, pretty slickly put together. The cinematography was gorgeous, particularly when the story moved out west, towards the Grand Canyon. It certainly beats that execrable Biker Boyz. Anyone want to hand me the keys to a 1966 Thunderbird?
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Thelma and LouiseBy DanielJD (1 review) from Gerrards Cross , 27 Apr 2009Second go at this and this time arround (Maybe I am older and see deeper into life) I do appreciate the so-called unexplained and stupid run-away... Why go back and put up with the normal attitude of 'You were looking for it gal' and the the so-called marriage to a self-centred character that would make looking at paint dry, exiting. The only thing he had going for him was his intelligence to actually realise what he has lost moments before he looses it.
goes downhill from halfway markBy rosie992 (12 reviews) from London , 14 Apr 2009Thelma and Louise builds up nicely until around halfway, with excellent characterisation and good filming. However, from then onwards the plot becomes increasingly repetetive and monotonous, and leads painfully to an unsatisfactory ending.
LanguageBy a customer from BYFLEET , 17 Dec 2008Needs subtitle, we couldnt work out what was going on. Only if you admire America, can you stand to watch more as 10 minutes of this film.
Thelma and louiseBy a customer from Ipswich , 07 Dec 2008Was ok to watch but not my cup of tea.
ACTUALLY WORTH 10 STARS !By a customer from scotland , 02 Dec 2008I went with a group of girl friends to see this and I have to say that we all came out of the cinema and wanted to go right back in !! (no it wasnt just to see Brad Pitt, although that would be as good a reason as any.......) This is your ULTIMATE chick flick, its got everything you could want from a movie and more........... I cannot believe that there will be people who would not enjoy this film.......Do yourself a favour - RENT THIS FILM.