Midnight Cowboy | Chicago Reader

Midnight Cowboy

Method (Jon Voight) meets madness (Dustin Hoffman) in John Schlesinger's seamy 1969 buddy romance. The acting, showy and instinctual, is most of the movie; the visual style is too forced and chicly distended to let the drama acquire much natural life of its own. It's a film that expresses a great deal of disgust toward homosexuals, while placing a sympathetic homosexual relationship at its core. With Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, and Barnard Hughes.



  • John Schlesinger


  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Jon Voight
  • Sylvia Miles
  • John McGiver
  • Brenda Vaccaro
  • Barnard Hughes
  • Ruth White
  • Jennifer Salt
  • Gil Rankin
  • Tom Marlow
  • Bob Balaban
  • Paul Benjamin


  • Jerome Hellman

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