Video Review

Road Scholar (1995)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
B

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Documentary; With: Andrei Codrescu

National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu rents an old red Cadillac and does the Kerouac thing in Road Scholar. Along the way, he communes with the Statue of Liberty (contrasting it with a gigantic Stalin effigy equipped with an electrified pigeon shield, which was consequently surrounded by dead birds), a band of crack-addicted Haitian squatters who turn out to be true patriots, and a few too many New Age crystalheads. With this droll Transylvanian-born Jewish poet behind the wheel, most of the stopovers are worth the trip. B

Originally posted Aug 11, 1995 Published in issue #287 Aug 11, 1995 Order article reprints