Minnie and Moskowitz (1972) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Minnie and Moskowitz (1972)




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In this romantic comedy, a museum curator falls in love with a parking-lot attendant. Not only are their jobs very different, so are their personalities. The disparate duo meet in his lot. For the attendant, it is love at first sight, and he tries to win the woman's heart.

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Gena Rowlands
as Minnie Moore
Seymour Cassel
as Seymour Moskowitz
Val Avery
as Zelmo Swift
Timothy Carey
as Morgan Morgan
Tim Carey
as Morgan Morgan
Katherine Cassavetes
as Sheba Moskowitz
Elsie Ames
as Florence
Lady Rowlands
as Georgia Moore
Jack Danskin
as Dick Henderson
Eleanor Zee
as Mrs. Grass
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Critic Reviews for Minnie and Moskowitz

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

John Cassavetes built this movie on a small conceit -- a love affair between two people who are wildly unsuited to each other -- and it doesn't take root.

January 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The sculptural physicality of the images, a 3-D explosion without glasses, embodies that violence while preserving the antagonists' innocent grace; love smooths things out to a dreamy and reflective shine.

February 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The fact is that although I admired specific things about the film, I never laughed very much and only felt slight, distant tremors of the joy that, I assume, rocked everyone connected with the movie during its production.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

The movie is sort of a fairy tale, Cassavetes says; it's dedicated to all the people who didn't marry the person they should have. It is a movie on the side of love, and it is one of the finest movies of the year.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Minnie and Moskowitz is a tender window into the world of two oddballs in love.

January 31, 2022 | Full Review…

The nicest thing about [Minnie and Moskowitz] is its refusal to generalize or to impose a meaning on the humble, familiar people it makes us care so much about.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Minnie and Moskowitz

Never shying away from the fact that its two main characters could be easily seen as repellent or toxic in their psychological disorders, this audacious drama is able to make us empathize with them while offering a sharp criticism of American society at the same time.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

The most accessible and endearing example of Cassavetes' very exceptional art.

Robert Fearon
Robert Fearon

Super Reviewer

Cassavetes shows the sweetness inside daily life, in the ordinary, ugly, lonely and crazy world we humans inhabit in disdain; a place where we all hope to find the person who'll take the heavy burden but also the unique privilege of our company. Seymour Cassel and Gena Rowlands are the outstanding pair that make tangible all that.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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