The Basketball Diaries
The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist.
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 30, 1998
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Palm Pictures / Umvd
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Leonardo DiCaprio & Mark Wahlberg|
|Performer:||Lorraine Bracco, Bruno Kirby, Juliette Lewis, Michael Imperioli, Ernie Hudson & Brittany Daniel|
|Directed by||Scott Kalvert|
|Screenwriting by||Brian Goluboff|
|Original story by||Jim Carroll|
Rating: 87/100 -- ...an intoxicating, frightening and emotionally honest essay on the self-destructive impulses of the nascent artist. Full Review
Rating: 1.5/5 -- Although it masquerades as a cautionary tale about the horrors of heroin, this epic of teen-age angst is more accurately seen as a reverential wallow in the gutter of self-absorption. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Rating: 8/10 -- An uncomfortable experience, to say the least. But also quite rewarding. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- The star shines, but the movie is hard to watch.
New York Times
Rating: 3/5 -- Stark tale of teen drug abuse and delinquency. Full Review
Common Sense Media
You leave The Basketball Diaries believing that Leonardo DiCaprio can do anything.
Rating: C+ -- What almost saves the muddled pic from fouling out is the raw dynamic performance by Leonardo DiCaprio... . Full Review
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