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Drugstore Cowboy Review

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  • 5.0

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    Universal acclaim
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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    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."

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    A daring movie in today's current climate - one likely to be remembered at year's end. [18 Oct 1989]

  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Julie Salamon

    Though the picture by no means endorses drugs, and paints the junkie life as almost intolerably dull as well as destructive, it is a welcome relief from the mostly heavy-handed Hollywood pictures that tackle the subject. [05 Oct 1989]

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Dave Kehr

    A study of junkie culture from the inside (not a fashionable point of view these days), Drugstore Cowboy is funny, depressive and strangely noble, often all at once. [27 Oct 1989]

  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Sheila Benson

    Drugstore Cowboy, an electrifying movie without one misstep or one conventional moment. [11 Oct 1989]

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