Cowboy del Amor

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    A well-done, oft-times entertaining documentary as it presents this unique brand of matchmaking that may or may not be the ideal situation for both parties.
  2. 60
    A 60-year-old eccentric with a knack for self-promotion, Thompson makes an engaging documentary subject. But his plainspoken charm and cornpone shtick can't dispel the film's lingering aftertaste of exploitative condescension.
  3. Directed by Michèle Ohayon with a light touch and an attentive ear for the regressive attitudes beneath the humor, Cowboy del Amor follows the fortunes of Rick, an easygoing truck driver who thinks most American women are "too hard to please."
  4. 50
    Michèle Ohayon falls into the old documentary trap - the illusion that once you've found yourself a lovable eccentric to follow around with a camera, you automatically have a movie.
  5. The film doesn't quite manage to sustain interest for the duration of its 86-minute running time. But it does exert a certain voyeuristic fascination, thanks in no small part to the eccentricities of its central figure.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. TimD.
    Jul 9, 2006
    9
    The critics have read way too much into this man. This movie will at times make you wish that you could have been there to gain more insight The critics have read way too much into this man. This movie will at times make you wish that you could have been there to gain more insight and to see Mr. Thompson behind the scenes. I do not belive that he was strickly seeing women as commodities, he is just pragmatic. Find 2 marriage minded people and introduce them to each other in a matter of a few days. (and of course charge the fee) Mr Thompson must be sincere, since he is willing to take a 22+ hour trip with his customers in the process. Full Review »
  2. RubyG.
    Feb 10, 2006
    10
    This was a very touching film- one of my current favorites!! Hilarious, with a lot of emotion!
  3. JulianT.
    Feb 10, 2006
    10
    One of the best docs I've seen.