River of Grass
River of Grass (1995)

Cozy, a thirtyish Florida housewife bored to tears with her drudging life, runs away with Lee, a young loser in search of thrills. After accidentally shooting a man, Cozy and Lee try to go on the lam as every outlaw couple before… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 4, 1995
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

It's not exactly action-filled, but its main character is explicit about what's on her mind and how deep-seated her desire to escape is.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

Reichardt subverts expectations at every turn, while simultaneously painting a vivid portrait of southern Florida (the title refers to the Everglades, and the film goes back and forth between Broward and Dade County) in all its sun-drenched seediness.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The downbeat noir story is filled with deadpan humor, a type of humor that Bowman and Fessender excel in.

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

It's almost too ethereal, it slips through your fingers when you try to grab it. Although that could be the point.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

A film of fizzy languor ... terrific ...

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Jonathan Stevenson
Brooklyn Magazine

This unassumingly brilliant filmmaker illuminates the sense and flavor of this disconsolate epoch in all its unheroic vexation.

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Ella Taylor
NPR

River of Grass is very funny, but in a more somber key it also test-drives what will become Reichardt's specialty: the transformation of cheerless wastelands into backdrops for journeys of the parched soul.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The odd rhythm of things keeps you off-balance, a little like the percussive score that infuses the story with a dizzy propulsive force that is weirdly gleeful in its own bleak fashion.

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Matt Prigge
Metro

Awash in almost-no-budget '90s indie smudge, it's a 'Bonnie and Clyde' about people who only wish they were Bonnie and Clyde.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
Bored, Cozy(Lisa Bowman), a housewife, dresses up to go to a nearby bar where she encounters Lee(Larry Fessenden). Lee, despite rarely leaving his… More