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364 Ratings

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Directed by Gus Van Sant
United States, 1993
Comedy, Cult, LGBT+


Gus Van Sant’s film adaptation of Tom Robbins’ cult novel, first published in 1976, recounting the misadventures of a beautiful young woman, Sissy Hankshaw (Uma Thurman), whose over-sized thumbs establish her as a very formidable hitchhiker.

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Directed by Gus Van Sant

Critics reviews

As one of the few people who felt more sympathetic than not to the original version, I still have to confess that Van Sant’s fourth feature remains a notch or so below [his previous three]. But a lesser work by Gus Van Sant is still immensely superior to a major work by roughly 90 percent of the directors working in Hollywood at the moment, so there’s nothing at all disgraceful about what he’s done — and a lot that’s funny and entertaining.
May 27, 1994
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