Hoffman gives you an unsettling feeling everytime he is in scene.
almost 4 years
Raw, gritty "Cowboy" finds Voight and Hoffman at their best
over 5 years
What a bleak movie. But the hope/friendship in it are memorably and timelessly endearing.
over 6 years
Heartbreaking. Hoffman is one of my favorite actors and this is his best performance
almost 7 years
This is film is well a head of its time. Every moment is just exquisite. Such real people!
almost 7 years
when I see this I think of Derek's dad in zoolander
over 7 years
Love this movie every time I see it. Amazing.
Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. It was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Dustin Hoffman and newcomer Jon Voight in the title role. Notable smaller roles are filled by Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Salt and Barnard Hughes; M. Emmet Walsh is an uncredited, pre-fame extra.
The film won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. It is the only X rated film ever to win Best Picture.
The film follows the story of a young Texan named Joe Buck (Jon Voight), who works as a dishwasher in a diner. As the film opens, Joe dresses himself like a rodeo cowboy, packs a suitcase, and quits his job. He heads to New York City in the hope of leading the life of a hustler.
Joe's naïveté becomes evident as quickly as his cash disappears upon his arrival in New York. He is unsuccessful in his attempts to be hired by wealthy women....