This movie has dated pretty badly. The opening shots are classic and beautiful and arguably the star is the cinematography, always a bad trait in a movie. I'm guessing this was shot before The Godfather and Pacino went stratospheric (I noticed a 1971 license sticker on a jeep in the prison scene) He plays second fiddle to Gene Hackman. Both are pretty unattractive characters and this is yet another very bleak story typical of the period. The performances? yes OK the lead actors are top talent. But its the glimpses of the real world settings and people are now much more impressive because the superb clarity of the images transports us back to an America now gone forever.
'On The Road' type of adventure of 2 hitch hiking drifters. Great performances; especially by Hackman and a nice look at 70's America from the wrong side of the tracks. The ending is a bit bizarre.
Some good interactions between characters.
Some good moments by cinema masters Pacino and Hackman, but this off-beat, meandering film never quite goes anywhere especially interesting. Fascinating characters deserved a tighter screenplay and a better sense of purpose. A must for those interested in tracing the then-burgeouning careers of Hackman and/or Pacino.