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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
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
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
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
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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My Own Private Idaho lacks the dramatic punchiness of Drugstore Cowboy, yet it's a rich, audacious experience.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 7, 2011
David Ansen
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My Own Private Idaho is a far cry from seamless, but I would gladly trade a dozen well-made studio movies for one of its vital parts.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

October 18, 2008
Variety Staff
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One of those ambitious, over-reaching disappointments that is more interesting than some more conservative successes.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 3, 2008

One of Gus Van Sant's most personal visions.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 3, 2008
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

| Original Score: 5/5

December 11, 2007
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