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Year
1991
Runtime
104 min.
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
31,269
Checks
8,047
Favs
559
Dislikes
87
Favs/checks
6.9% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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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. 9 years 3 months ago
  2. 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. 8 years 1 month ago
  3. krisflushednemo's avatar

    krisflushednemo

    This movie breaks my heart. 10 years 5 months ago
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  2. This movie ranks #53 in BFI's 100 Road Movies
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  3. This movie ranks #59 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #161 in A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon
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  5. This movie ranks #300 in The Criterion Collection
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  8. This movie ranks #590 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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