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The Canyons

(2013)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity, language throughout, a bloody crime scene and brief drug use.

R In Theaters 08/2/2013 , 100min.
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Critic score based on 29 reviews

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August 09, 2013
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Watched this the other night On Demand and it was so good that I now want to go see it in the Theaters!!!!!!!!

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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The Canyons is actually anything but gratuitously sensational. On the contrary, it’s rather restrained, even conservative affair, far more interested in expositional conversation and a sustained tone of bleached-out melancholy than cranking up the heat. Full Review
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
Paul Schrader and Brett Easton Ellis don't have the sense of play this kind of narrative of one-upmanship requires, as we're never allowed to enjoy the characters' misdeeds. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The Canyons is billed as an erotic thriller, but the sexcapades of these empty-headed twentysomethings are far more likely to elicit yawns than titillation. Full Review
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
Instead of commenting on the vapidity of the film industry, Paul Schrader's miscast, poorly executed and utterly soulless drama is an example of the failing art form it seeks to indict. Though it has real ideas, Schrader and his team never manage to put them into action. Full Review
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
Judging from the lack of care that went into making this one, I'm not so sure how much Schrader cares about the movies anymore either. Full Review

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