No More Excuses (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

No More Excuses (1968)





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Movie Info

This experimental film from New York chronicles the bizarre exploits of a Civil War soldier who leaves a battle and journeys to modern New York after he is shot in the bum. In the Big Apple he encounters a series of increasingly bizarre situations and sights.


Robert Downey Sr.
as Pvt. Stewart Thompson
Allen Abel
as Himself
Lawrence Wolf
as James Garfield
Prentice Wilhite
as Charles Guiteau
Linda Diesem
as Mrs. Garfield
Don Calfa
as Priest
Paula Morris
as His Woman/Prostitute
Aimee Eccles
as Chinese Girl
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Critic Reviews for No More Excuses

All Critics (2)

Absurd infantile satire on the sexual revolution.

October 30, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's irrelevant to call this movie or the people in it "weird" because, well, just look at the rest of the world. Also, the chimp is really cute.

August 21, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for No More Excuses

An inexplicable college of James Garfield's assassination, a Civil War soldier wandering around Manhattan, banal interviews about the singles scene and a deadpan kook preaching about the need for animals to wear clothing. You figure it out. Some pleasant period music (Cream, the Monkees) helps the mess go down easier.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer


No More Excuses paralleled the civil war, animal nudity, and the sexual revolution. What do you mean what do these things have in common? Isn't it obvious, psh. The first twenty minutes or so was interesting, but it became to repetitive, going over the same things again and again. It was enjoyable over all, but I thinking adding a couple more topics would make it a legit satire master piece.

Daniel Dolgin
Daniel Dolgin

Super Reviewer

Robert Downey Sr.'s underground comedy has several interwoven strands, including a time-traveling Civil War soldier lost in Manhattan, a man advocating clothing animals for decency's sake, and documentary footage of young New Yorkers discussing the singles bar scene. If the movie is about anything other than how crazy the late 1960s were, you won't pick up on it, but it's an occasionally interesting time capsule with some vintage psychedelic tunes to help pass the time.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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