The critics agree: Jayne Mansfield’s Car is the Motor Trend Car of the Year!
Sam Fragoso of Fan the Fire writes: “Billy Bob Thornton’s latest directorial effort beholds some of” the greatest “sequences I’ve ever seen on the silver screen.”
The New York Post‘s Lou Lumenick raves: “Any movie that brings together such formidable screen presences as Duvall and Hurt can’t be” anything but a classic.
The AV Club’s Nick Schager calls the film “profound.”
Stephen Holden of The New York Times loves the film, but says it’s even better “under the influence of LSD.” We’ll sneak some into the theater, Steve!
Slant Magazine’s Bill Weber, meanwhile, notes in his review that he found himself “jerking off” during one particularly erotic scene.