The Basketball Diaries R

The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist.
The Basketball Diaries
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DVD Details

  • 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 &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Original story by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 39


User Ratings: 56,067
Rating: 87/100 -- intoxicating, frightening and emotionally honest essay on the self-destructive impulses of the nascent artist. Full Review
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 1, 2010
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
Feb 13, 2001
Rating: 8/10 -- An uncomfortable experience, to say the least. But also quite rewarding. Full Review
Oct 17, 2010
Rating: 2/5 -- The star shines, but the movie is hard to watch.
New York Times
Aug 31, 2004
Rating: 3/5 -- Stark tale of teen drug abuse and delinquency. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 1, 2011
You leave The Basketball Diaries believing that Leonardo DiCaprio can do anything.
Rolling Stone
May 13, 2001
Rating: C+ -- What almost saves the muddled pic from fouling out is the raw dynamic performance by Leonardo DiCaprio... . Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jul 1, 2011


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  • UPC: 660200310028
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