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Year
1991
Runtime
104 min.
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
31,269
Checks
7,783
Favs
546
Dislikes
83
Favs/checks
7.0% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    Strange film, but very watchable. The Shakespeare link seems to have been tagged in later, perhaps when Van Sant realised there wasn't enough going on in the story with River passing out every two seconds. Keanu's very good, surprisingly, and any film with Phoenix is fascinating now, sadly. 8 years 3 months ago
  2. krisflushednemo's avatar

    krisflushednemo

    This movie breaks my heart. 9 years 5 months ago
  3. Shazaaaam's avatar

    Shazaaaam

    Dombrewer, I agree that the Shakespearean link felt a bit forced. (The logic of the Henry IV/Keanu character didn't make much sense here compared to play either--the businesspeople and voters of Boise will admire him all the more for having risen above a past as a gay street hustler??) Lots of lovely scenes, though, and great performances from the leads. 7 years 1 month ago
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  3. This movie ranks #59 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #161 in The New Cult Canon
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  5. This movie ranks #300 in The Criterion Collection
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  6. This movie ranks #429 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  9. This movie ranks #713 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  10. This movie ranks #832 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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