Drugstore Cowboy

Lists: Drama, Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy."

Overall Ranking: 293 (Rank from 1989: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
J Bumgardner95 - Matt Dillon turns in a great performance as a drug dealer that scores his goods by robbing pharmacies and hospitals. Eventually heat from the authorities convinces him to change his ways but even sober he can't quite get away from his past. Great movie, extremely well-acted.
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 7
Today I Watched A Movie85(full review)
Bryan Lienesch69 - Your typical good-but-not-great flick.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 4

People Involved

  • Matt Dillon (Bob)
  • Kelly Lynch (Dianne)
  • James LeGros (Rick)
  • Heather Graham (Nadine)
  • Grace Zabriskie (Bobs Mother)
  • Max Perlich (David)
  • James Remar (Gentry)
  • George Catalano (Trousinski)
  • William S. Burroughs (Tom)
  • Gus Van Sant (Director)