Drugstore Cowboy Reviews

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August 20, 2010
All the actors are used expertly, but it's Burroughs, cropping up near the end, who articulates the film's sociopolitical moral in a contemporary context.
July 6, 2010
No previous drug-themed film has the honesty or originality of Gus Van Sant's drama Drugstore Cowboy.
January 26, 2006
Though hardly earth-shakingly original, Van Sant's low-budget movie takes a cool, contemplative and sometimes comic look at American drug-culture.
May 20, 2003
The film takes us so deeply into this shabby, transient world that we feel its texture -- both its scary thrills and its bleak, fatalistic uncertainty.
January 1, 2000
Ultimately it's Dillon who has the biggest score; he makes this stark trip a heady, hopeful one.
January 1, 2000
The movie stars Matt Dillon, in one of the great recent American movie performances.
August 20, 2010
A frazzled, dangerous and dark comedy-drama.
August 20, 2010
One of those cult classics well worth investigating even if you have never so much as smoked a cigarette in your life.
May 3, 2010
Forthright junkie film.
June 20, 2006
Lyrically shot, this chronicle of a bunch of bumbling petty-criminals who steal pharmaceuticals is a tad too straightforward by Van Sant's standards, but the dialogue is funnt, the mood nonchalant, and Matt Dillon is terrific in the lead.
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