| Original Score: 1/5
Van Sant's tale of street hustlers is so barren that even the magnetic River Phoenix can't do much to help.
| Original Score: 0/5
I think this movie gave me narcolepsy
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 3/5
The achievement of this film is that is wants to evoke that state of drifting need, and it does.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
A quite stark, poetic rumination on the unyielding desire for home.
| Original Score: B
My Own Private Idaho is a seminal movie for many people. It certainly has been for me.
Gus Van Sant's best movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
A provocative, quiet little psychological gem with an indescribable odd charm
My Own Private Idaho might be the perfect cinematic time capsule for '90s aimlessness, universal in its details.
| Original Score: 4/4
One of Gus Van Sant's most personal visions.
One of those ambitious, over-reaching disappointments that is more interesting than some more conservative successes.
The film's uniqueness lies in its remarkable emotional open-heartedness.
Inventive depiction of the universal quest for home.
provocative and engaging
Even though it falters toward the end, it soars above the fray.
| Original Score: 4.5/5