made_of_glass’s review published on Letterboxd:
Even before I saw this film, I knew I was going to love it. A Robert Altman movie with a Leonard Cohen soundtrack? Sign me up. The opening scene, with McCabe coming down the road while The Stranger Song plays in the background, is probably one of the best opening sequences in film history and brilliantly sets the stage for the rest of the movie.
Altman was a master at creating life on film, with all his little touches of realistic dialogue and developing background characters. The misty, dream-like cinematography and Leonard Cohen's haunting, wintry songs make this one of the most beautifully sad movies I've ever seen.