Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994)

Writer/director Gus Van Sant's early bid for big-time commercial success -- a success he didn't manage to achieve until Good Will Hunting -- is based on Tom Robbins' 1976 feminist bestseller. Uma Thurman plays Sissy Hankshaw, a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 20, 1994
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jack Kroll

There are just too many half-cooked ingredients in this utopian stew of a movie.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

One of the most unwatchable disasters of the '80s

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Muddled, confused, ridiculously vulgar, with jokes that fall flat and performances that range from uneven to downright embarrassing...

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Rob Gonsalves

Despite a promising start, Cowgirls is one of the most boring movies of all time, a ridiculous stew of mysticism, flat satire, and whimsy.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

I thought this was okay. I'm very embarrassed by that.

Emanuel Levy

Arguably Van Sant's weakest film, this adaptation of Tom Robbins's feminist anarchic manifesto is poorly conceived, directed, and acted.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not as bad as claimed, but not very good either.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Deep down, I wanted to like this movie, and I wanted it to be good. I wanted to like it in general, but also because this film has an infamous reputation for… More
Michael Gildea
Not Van Sant's best work.
Aj V
I only watched this because Crispin is in it, and he had an okay part, but I didn't care for this movie at all. It tries too hard to be quirky and cool… More
Mike T.
A boring, almost incoherent film that fails to latch onto anything memorable throughout its entire runtime. Despite the occasional inspired creative flair from… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Gus van sant is probably the only director i know of who can make a film thats boring and interesting at the same time, in more than one case too... oh, yea and… More
Nikki Meroney
This has to be one of the worst films ever written.....seriously!