Putney Swope Review

Review by Joshua P.

Putney Swope is an outlandish satire that is steeped in late ‘60s counter-culture rhetoric, slang, and attitude for the era. Robert Downey’s most well-known film lampoons many elements from the times—race relations, the world of advertising, television, businessmen, white folks, Black folks, hippies, and politicians. Some of the jokes still land with vigor on their targets, but others slip by, references lost to time in the decades since Putney Swope came out. This is a pure 1960s-style underground comedic classic. 

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