Straight Time

Straight Time

Straight Time

Dustin Hoffman is paroled criminal Max (Dustin Hoffman) attempting to go straight, get a job and live by the rules. But he finds himself on the wrong side of a cruel parole officer (M. Emmet Walsh) and back in trouble with the law.

The New York Times: "'Max,' says the parole officer, 'I think you have a serious attitude problem.' Just how serious is the dramatic substance of Straight Time, the grimly witty account of the decline of Max Dembo."

1978Rating: M, Violence, offensive language and sex scenes114 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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A most unlikeable film because Dustin Hoffman, starring as a paroled and longtime criminal, cannot overcome the essentially distasteful and increasingly unsympathetic elements in the character.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Not for a moment are you allowed to suspect that hoodlums might be smart or attractive, or that crime pays.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Beautifully acted by everyone, but especially by Mr. Hoffman, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Stanton and Gary Busey... not a movie to raise the spirits. It is so cool it would leave a chill were it not done with such precision and control that we remain fascinated by a rat, in spite of ourselves.

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Variety

Variety

press

A most unlikeable film because Dustin Hoffman, starring as a paroled and longtime criminal, cannot overcome the essentially distasteful and increasingly unsympathetic elements in the character.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Not for a moment are you allowed to suspect that hoodlums might be smart or attractive, or that crime pays.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Beautifully acted by everyone, but especially by Mr. Hoffman, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Stanton and Gary Busey... not a movie to raise the spirits. It is so cool it would leave a chill were it not done with such precision and control that we remain fascinated by a rat, in spite of ourselves.

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