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flaiky's avatar


Not much of anything going on here. I'm sure that's the point, but...meh.
6 years 7 months ago
TomServo's avatar


Richard Linklater says in the Criterion booklet that it has probably the most cinematic ending in movie history. He hit the nail right on the head. The final minute just blew me away.
7 years 2 months ago
weirdboy's avatar


That ending, wow.

James Taylor's character may have been better if he just never spoke. Certainly, the one somewhat lengthy monologue he's got in the entire film, he flubbed so completely as to make me wonder why they even kept it in the movie.
5 years 9 months ago
Alias's avatar


One of those films in which people look out of car windows and don't say much (see also: Gus van Sandt quieter films). Maybe I'm not the person for them, but it really didn't do anything for me.
9 years 6 months ago
Torgo's avatar


This functions very well as car-driving asphalt ambient. Somehow makes you feel like taking the trip in the backseat instead of the front seats.
Compared to other vehicle-centered movies of its era, the narrative may seem dull with sparse dialogue and not much action. Car racing sure was more exciting in other, higher budgeted films. Let's just say Two-Lane Blacktop serves another purpose.

Great ending scene.
3 months ago
nicolaskrizan's avatar


An automotive and emotional showdown

backtrack; Two-lane blacktop (1971)
6 years 8 months ago
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