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My Own Private Idaho Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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A simultaneously heartbreaking and exhilarating road movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 2, 2014
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Holding all these elements together is Van Sant's sensibility, such an elusive thing it instinctively squirms away from any attempt to pigeonhole it.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

June 2, 2014
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Although River Phoenix has distinguished himself as an actor ever since his second film, Stand By Me, nothing he has ever done before prepares you for his performance in Private Idaho as the motherless, homeless, loveless piece of human driftwood.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2014
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

Cracked and beautiful, stranger than strange, yet in some assuring way so pulsing with life that it embraces you as warmly as Father Knows Best.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2014
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Van Sant proves again that he is masterful at charting the hearts and minds of young people adrift.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2014
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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This is a very rich, very sympathetic piece of work.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

June 2, 2014
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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[Van Sant] disdain[s] narrative. He got away with Drugstore Cowboy because its band of drugged-out dodoes were engaged in a petty crime spree that almost passed for a plot. But My Own Private Idaho is a different story. Or rather nonstory.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

June 2, 2014
Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times
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One of the most original cinematic talents at work in this country, Van Sant has a knack for pulling disparate elements together and twisting them into wildly funny lyrical odysseys of the mind and heart.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

June 2, 2014
Alan Jones
Radio Times

Audacious, controversial, directional, important and totally unique, you'll either love it or hate it. But see it!

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 2, 2014

Total Film

American indie god Gus Van Sant's most iconic moment was this giddily rich revisionist road movie-cum-western.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

June 2, 2014
Ralph Novak
People Magazine

The two actors create vivid characters, but they're so unsympathetic and Van Sant drags them through so many tiresome, pretentious scenes that it begins to look as if Phoenix's narcolepsy isn't part of the plot.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

June 2, 2014
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Written and directed by Gus Van Sant, who mingles tremendous visual imagination with a leaning toward off-the-wall situations and sometimes raunchy images.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

June 2, 2014
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Director-writer Gus Van Sant sets up disturbing -- and, often, oddly comic -- situations and then gives his characters (and actors) the freedom to explore them.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

June 2, 2014
Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
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Van Sant takes a lot of chances, and, visually, the movie is so imaginative, so fiercely alive, that it carries us along. But when the over-all design of the picture becomes clear, we feel cheated rather than enlightened.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

June 2, 2014
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

The movie weakens every time Mike's story is interrupted by the leaden allusions to Shakespeare.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2014
Lou Cedrone
Baltimore Sun

It's a very poetic film. That is, it includes images that may mean more to the director than the spectator, but the film is an interesting one.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 2/4

June 2, 2014
Josh Larsen

...gets off to a gangbusters start. And then Shakespeare butts in.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3/4

April 27, 2014
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

My Own Private Idaho might be the perfect cinematic time capsule for '90s aimlessness, universal in its details.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

November 12, 2012
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Van Sant photographs the story in his trademark dreamy-surreal style, fusing elements of Warhol with the classic American road movie, and interpreting the Western as the refuge of society's maligned fringe.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2012
Dan Callahan
House Next Door

My Own Private Idaho is a seminal movie for many people. It certainly has been for me.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

September 17, 2011
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