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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25

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  1. Sep 19, 2014
    9
    I was very pleasantly surprised by the excellent performance by Matt Dillon. Amongst Van Sant's films, I still think To Die For is a better movie--but this comes awfully close.
  2. Mar 31, 2011
    10
    I don't think that Gus Van Sant gets the recognition that he deserves. He's one of the true artists in the movie industry. Because this is one of the greatest movies to come out in the past 25 years. I could watch this over and over again and still find some part compelling. **** brilliant.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 100
    Drugstore Cowboy is one of the best films in the long tradition of American outlaw road movies - a tradition that includes "Bonnie and Clyde," "Easy Rider," "Midnight Cowboy" and "Badlands."
  2. 63
    Drugstore Cowboy improves. Not much, but in provocative ways.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    90
    No previous drug-themed film has the honesty or originality of Gus Van Sant's drama Drugstore Cowboy.