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Mystery Train Reviews

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
June 10, 2010
The three-part structure of Mystery Train is still a bit shambling and slight, but there's an undeniable air of deadpan cool that permeates the film and gives it a haunting sense of place.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Happily, Jarmusch's formal inventiveness is framed by a rare flair for zany entertainment ...
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
It's the best thing Mr. Jarmusch has done to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If there is a rationale for what takes place on-screen, it's not evident. Things happen, and nothing means anything.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The best thing about "Mystery Train" is that it takes you to an America you feel you ought to be able to find for yourself, if you only knew where to look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Certainly Jarmusch brings back his favorite predilections (and probably always will), but he makes his passengers interesting, kicks the plot off the platform whenever possible and keeps the way ahead refreshingly uncertain.