Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Directed by Ridley Scott

Starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen

Author

Interesting premise. Maybe a tad slow. Interesting, sad ending. I got choked up, feeling for the characters and their transformation. At the end, it might have been better with a fade to black instead of white, and slower and longer car-flying. What was with throwing their arms up in the car? What was the point of the Black guy on the bike?

Polished and well-made. Beautifully dramatic and colorful visuals. Lots of vibrant colors. Made with a good sense of humor. Good timing. One of the worst action cliches: a car veers off the road, slides off of an invisible ramp, and flips over. Similar to True Romance (cross-country travel, similar blend with music, similar flavor, vibrant colors).

Great intro music (which surprised me only until I saw Hans Zimmer’s name flash across the screen). Great soundtrack overall. Another example of many from the Scott brothers of how much better a movie can be with good music. The music is almost too powerful for the movie, which is unbelievable.

Good acting all-around. Darryl is good, so is Pitt. The Scott brothers really gave Brad Pitt his start. Geena’s got a great body. The truck driver with the horn was hilarious.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose a Rating