Thelma & Louise

Film

Comedy drama

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5
Rate this
 

Time Out says

Leaving her husband a meal in the microwave, Thelma (Davis) sets off with her friend Louise (Sarandon) for a weekend holiday. But at their first stop, Thelma is nearly raped outside a bar; Louise shoots and kills the man. Gone is the carefree mood, and their destination is now Mexico. Along the way, the pistol-packing fugitives become ever bolder, robbing a convenience store, shooting up a leering driver's truck, and locking a cop in his car boot. Directing with blistering energy, Scott delivers the goods, while Sarandon and Davis, together with sympathetic cop Keitel, are acutely convincing throughout the deepening chaos.

Callie Khouri's script is nevertheless simplistic in the way it reduces many of the men to stereotypes, while the women gain strength less through self-knowledge than through the American gun laws. Ultimately, this road movie calls on too many knee-jerk reactions: its shocking and funny scenes rely squarely on role reversals within a traditionally male genre.

0

Reviews

Add +

Release details

UK release:

1991

Duration:

129 mins

Cast and crew

Cast:

Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel, Stephen Tobolowsky, Christopher McDonald, Geena Davis, Michael Madsen, Brad Pitt

Music:

Hans Zimmer

Cinematography:

Adrian Biddle

Editor:

Thom Noble

Producer:

Ridley Scott, Mimi Polk

Production Designer:

Norris Spencer

Director:

Ridley Scott

Screenwriter:

Callie Khouri

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5

Average User Rating

2.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:3
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|12
1 person listening
John Cooper

Beber's review of the film is a non-review based on a humourless , poorly written attempt to be vindictive. Thelma and Louise is seriously flawed film, . . .plus here's a fact to chew on . .. One of of every 4 lap-dancers` has a university degree. .Beber's claim to be a `thinker, on the evidence of this review, is unconvincing. .On this literary showing. . I consider Hugh Hefner to be more of a philosopher . ..

John Cooper

Beber's review of the film is a non-review based on a humourless , poorly written attempt to be vindictive. Thelma and Louise is seriously flawed film, . . .plus here's a fact to chew on . .. One of of every 4 lap-dancers` has a university degree. .Beber's claim to be a `thinker, on the evidence of this review, is unconvincing. .On this literary showing. . I consider Hugh Hefner to be more of a philosopher . ..

Brendan

"Thelma and Louise" is to gender as "Birth of a Nation" is to race. "Thelma and Louise" reflects the zeitgeist of a time when the mainstream media treated Marxist femininsts like Catharine A. MacKinnon as unbiased experts on male sexuality and celebrated the infamous Lorena Bobbit as something of a folk hero worthy of emulation.

Brendan

"Thelma and Louise" is to gender as "Birth of a Nation" is to race. "Thelma and Louise" reflects the zeitgeist of a time when the mainstream media treated Marxist femininsts like Catharine A. MacKinnon as unbiased experts on male sexuality and celebrated the infamous Lorena Bobbit as something of a folk hero worthy of emulation.

Andy S

One of the best movies of the early nineties. A sublime film of friendship, circumstance, role and action. Lovely soundtrack too, and the ending's a blinder! Even Pitt is great, and leads an excellent supporting cast including Michael Madsen. A must see.

Andy S

One of the best movies of the early nineties. A sublime film of friendship, circumstance, role and action. Lovely soundtrack too, and the ending's a blinder! Even Pitt is great, and leads an excellent supporting cast including Michael Madsen. A must see.

John Cooper

For once, a Time Out review has delivered a fair, balanced review. Thelma and Louise has been overrated critically. Basically it's a film about an older woman manipulating a younger prettier one . . . so this explains why the feminists liked it. ... that is, the intellectual ones .. . the less intellectual ones liked it on account of Brad Pitt's six pack .. . . . . . Yes . . . the script is simplistic and nearly all the male characters are stereotypes. Sorry, ladies, but getting drunk, driving dangerously, and shooting unarmed civilians is not the way forward for the modern woman. I refer you to my own creative endeavour . . The Education of a Lap-dancer . .which is opening soon.

John Cooper

For once, a Time Out review has delivered a fair, balanced review. Thelma and Louise has been overrated critically. Basically it's a film about an older woman manipulating a younger prettier one . . . so this explains why the feminists liked it. ... that is, the intellectual ones .. . the less intellectual ones liked it on account of Brad Pitt's six pack .. . . . . . Yes . . . the script is simplistic and nearly all the male characters are stereotypes. Sorry, ladies, but getting drunk, driving dangerously, and shooting unarmed civilians is not the way forward for the modern woman. I refer you to my own creative endeavour . . The Education of a Lap-dancer . .which is opening soon.

John Cooper

Entertaining but ultimately the subject is that of an older woman manipulating a younger prettier one. Is hailed by some feminists, but I hail it for some really nice shots of Geena Davis' ass. . . I agree, rape is a really bad thing . . . but you don't shoot people just because they're shouting at you. At base , a morally irresponsible film, but on a surrface level it hits a few targets.

John Cooper

Entertaining but ultimately the subject is that of an older woman manipulating a younger prettier one. Is hailed by some feminists, but I hail it for some really nice shots of Geena Davis' ass. . . I agree, rape is a really bad thing . . . but you don't shoot people just because they're shouting at you. At base , a morally irresponsible film, but on a surrface level it hits a few targets.

katie

good fun, actually hilarious, but unbelievable even in gun-mad America. Only really beautiful scene comes at the end. Who wouldn't choose to go out in grand style in the Grand Canyon! go girls, go.

katie

good fun, actually hilarious, but unbelievable even in gun-mad America. Only really beautiful scene comes at the end. Who wouldn't choose to go out in grand style in the Grand Canyon! go girls, go.