On the RoadThe movie follows the adventure of young writer Sal Paradise, free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou as they head off in search of the world, of other encounters, and of themselves.
Actors of "On the Road"
Characters of "On the Road"
Directors of "On the Road"
Walter SallesBirthdate: 12 April 1956, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Creators of "On the Road"
Jack KerouacBirthdate: 12 March 1922, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Jose RiveraBirthdate: 24 March 1955, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Critic Reviews of "On the Road"
Detroit NewsMarch 22, 2013
It's not a wreck of a movie; it's not a sleek race car either. But there's heat to be felt here.
Washington PostMarch 22, 2013
Walter Salles's warm but strangely staid adaptation of a piece of literature that was never meant to be tamed as cinema.
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 21, 2013
"On the Road" is something of a sprawling mess, but then so is the novel.
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 21, 2013
It took more than half a century, but Jack Kerouac's autobiographical cult novel of bohemian youth in postwar America has reached the screen in wonderful form.
Boston GlobeMarch 21, 2013
Against all odds, a surprisingly effective movie.
Philadelphia InquirerMarch 21, 2013
In Salles, screenwriter Jose Rivera and company's effort to get the details right, they only get so far. And it's not quite far enough.
Bust MagazineMarch 08, 2017
While the film revolves around painfully handsome Dean's chaotic existentialism, the women of On the Road, while often discarded by their men, provide essential narrative stability and insight.
Windy City TimesJune 27, 2014
Although the film is sensationally photographed and artfully directed and scored, it's ultimately strictly dullsville, man.
rec.arts.movies.reviewsNovember 01, 2013
Despite the obvious enthusiasm of the screenwriter, the director, and the actors for Kerouac's novel, they get it wrong. Probably nobody can get it right, since the power is in the words, not the story.
Film RacketAugust 06, 2013
Salles can't recreate the feeling of finding oneself in Kerouac's prose
Common Sense MediaJune 26, 2013
It's hard to imagine how such an exciting book became such a boring movie.
Sarasota Herald-TribuneMay 02, 2013
A booze-soaked, drug-riddled, sex-filled escapade with no real point about young people casting off whatever yokes chain them and seeing what's out there. It captures the pure exhilaration of freedom for its own sake.
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