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      Back Roads

      R Released Apr 13, 1981 1h 34m Comedy Drama List
      40% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 34% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A hooker (Sally Field) with a heart of gold hits the road with a boxer (Tommy Lee Jones) going nowhere. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Gary Arnold Washington Post You come out of "Back Roads" feeling more familiar with the configuration of Sally Field's spinal column and chestbone than the character she's struggling to embody. May 10, 2017 Full Review Tom Milne Time Out Very good on local colour but a bit sugary in its attitude to the central relationship, it would have been better taking a bleaker cue from Tommy Lee Jones' admirably dry performance. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times If the movie had been willing to deal honestly with the plight of its characters, it wouldn't need to be clutterted up with eccentrics and hearts of gold. Rated: 2/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Diego Galán El Pais (Spain) Back Roads lacks originality and relies on the road trip movie genre. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 27, 2019 Full Review TV Guide It's a surprise to discover that this hackneyed, relatively dull road picture is the work of director Martin Ritt. Rated: 2/4 Jan 11, 2008 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jun 26, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D The stars make it some fun but not enough. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 08/19/23 Full Review Audience Member There are a lot of good actors in this movie, but the story lets them down. It's boring, predictable, and disappointing in the end. I didn't care for it, and I wouldn't recommend it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Remember this as a different movie. Fields was great as was Jones. ots of fun dialogue. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member i don't tend to like sally fields but this one was good. i don't get why they continually call tommy lee jones ugly...he's freaking adorable in this Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member appealing performers but the script isn't great Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Extremely boring. Do not bother watching, absolute waste of time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A hooker (Sally Field) with a heart of gold hits the road with a boxer (Tommy Lee Jones) going nowhere.
      Director
      Martin Ritt
      Producer
      Ronald Shedlo
      Screenwriter
      Gary DeVore
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 13, 1981, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 22, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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