- Format: NTSC
- Language: English, French
- Studio: MGM Canada
- Release Date: Jan. 24 2012
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0065N6KL4
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,608 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
Joe Buck (played by Jon Voight) and "Razzo" Rizzo (played by Dustin Hoffman) are apparently the two more different persons in the whole New York City, but actually they share more in common than they and the audience think at the beginning of the film. Despite the fact that their origins are completely different, Joe and Razzo eventually understand that they only have each other in the tough Big City.
The song "Everybody Is Talking" is very good, and it is a great musical background to the gray streets of New York City. The director John Schlesinger never was known for finesse and subtlety, and this movie proves that he was a risky director. Jon Voight became well-known thanks to his portrayal of Joe Buck, and Dustin Hoffman portrayed a lovable loser with his usual skills.
"Midnight Cowboy" is a very dark film, but intelligent and influential at the same time. Perhaps some elements have lost their original impact, but still this is a powerful movie.