Opening

—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05
—— The Remaining Sep 05

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $16.3M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $11.8M
38% If I Stay $9.3M
33% As Above/So Below $8.3M
21% Let's Be Cops $8.2M
36% The November Man $7.7M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $5.6M
32% The Giver $5.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $4.6M
34% The Expendables 3 $3.5M

Coming Soon

—— No Good Deed Sep 12
—— Dolphin Tale 2 Sep 12
—— Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Sep 12
100% The Skeleton Twins Sep 12
100% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Sep 12

Premieres Tonight

25% Houdini: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Anger Management: Season 2
71% Dallas: Season 3
—— Mistresses: Season 2
25% Partners: Season 1
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

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—— Breathless: Season One
100% Falling Skies: Season 4
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
46% Reckless: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 2

My Own Private Idaho Reviews

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
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
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
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
Newsweek
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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
Variety
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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
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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The film's uniqueness lies in its remarkable emotional open-heartedness.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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The performances, especially by the two young stars, are as surprising as they are sure.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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An essential testament to the beauty and chops of the late River Phoenix...

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 4/4

May 12, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Even though it falters toward the end, it soars above the fray.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The achievement of this film is that is wants to evoke that state of drifting need, and it does.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Van Sant's sensibility is wholly original, wholly fresh. My Own Private Idaho adds a new ingredient: a kind of boho sweetness. I loved it.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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