First screened in May 2013
Director: Jerry Schatzberg. Cast: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Richard Lynch, Ann Wedgeworth, Penelope Allen, Eileen Brennan, Richard Hackman, Al Cingolani, Rutanya Alda. Screenplay: Garry Michael White.

Twitter Capsule: Pacino, Hackman amble and tic through smugly shambolic if handsomely shot boxcar retread of Midnight Cowboy. Enervating.

VOR:   Absurdly generous Palme d'or, but illuminating (sorta) to watch two actors who gave so many integrated performances in drum-tight movies grope their way through a vaguer exercise.

Photo © 1973 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Picture; tie); OCIC Award

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