films seen
16
average score
2.84*
nationality
USA - 68 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Forever drifting between commercial and arthouse cinema, Van Sant had an exceptional run during the early 00s. His oeuvre overall is pretty hit-and-miss, but his films rarely feel flat or uninspired, so it doesn't hurt to give them a try.

Rare treats

Gerry

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA [2002] - 103m
Genre
Mystery
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Gerry poster

It's best to leave all hope of a decent storyline behind when you want to watch this film. Gerry is all about the experience, ignoring the rest and foregoing all compromises.

Elephant

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA [2003] - 81m
Genre
Drama
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Elephant poster

Elephant hasn't lost any of its impact over time.

The good stuff

Paranoid Park

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA, France [2007] - 85m
Genre
Drama, Mystery, Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Paranoid Park poster

Last Days

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA [2005] - 97m
Genre
Drama, Music
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Last Days poster

The inoffensive

Restless

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA [2011] - 91m
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Restless poster

Chacun Son Cinéma

by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski, Raoul Ruiz, Walter Salles, Elia Suleiman, Ming-liang Tsai, Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, Wim Wenders, Kar-Wai Wong, Yimou Zhang
Specifics
France [2007] - 100m
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Chacun Son Cinéma poster

Paris, I Love You

by Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuaron, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant
Also known as
Paris, Je T'Aime
Specifics
USA, France [2006] - 120m
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Paris, I Love You poster

Psycho

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA [1998] - 105m
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Psycho poster

Good Will Hunting

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA [1997] - 126m
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Good Will Hunting poster

Bad Night

by Gus Van Sant
Also known as
Mala Noche
Specifics
USA [1986] - 78m
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Bad Night poster

Worthy but flawed

Milk

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA [2008] - 128m
Genre
Drama, Biography
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Milk poster

Dubious filler

The Sea of Trees

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA [2015] - 110m
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
The Sea of Trees poster

Aokigahara has become a popular location for movies, in the hands of Gus Van Sant (thinking of Gerry in particular) it could've been genius. Sadly the reality is a bit different. The film is overly sentimental, the drama is poor, the acting way too heavy-handed. A missed opportunity that doesn't warrant its running time.

Promised Land

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA, United Arab Emirates [2012] - 106m
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Promised Land poster

To Die For

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
Canada, USA [1995] - 106m
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
To Die For poster

Plain forgettable

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA, France [2018] - 114m
Genre
Drama
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot poster

Gus van Sant needs another winner, because his career is slowly but surely slipping into mediocrity. This film does little to curve that trend, on the contrary. Tepid drama, gross overacting and a dreary story make this a real pain to sit through. In some instances van Sant's talent shines through, but they are few and far apart.

Irritation overload

Drugstore Cowboy

by Gus Van Sant
Specifics
USA [1989] - 101m
Genre
Drama, Crime
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Drugstore Cowboy poster