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Romance and Cigarettes Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Romance & Cigarettes feels like a Jacques Demy film played at the wrong speed.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

August 28, 2007
Edward Douglas

An appallingly bad, mostly unwatchable embarrassment to everyone involved.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/10

September 4, 2007
Chris Barsanti

by and large a complete wreck.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

September 6, 2007
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The movie comes on as a novelty item, meaning it's so full of disparate parts and so unable to approach coherence, it just sits there and burns out.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 8, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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It has cult item stamped all over it, and fans of (severely) experimental cinema might see it as a revelation. Most others will find that watching this movie is like having your senses beaten with a rake.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

September 7, 2007
Jim Emerson

It's fun to watch all these people strut their stuff. I just feel like being on the set must have been more fun than the 'official' movie that resulted.

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October 7, 2005
Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt

Romance and Cigarettes is a clever idea, poorly executed.

Full Review Source: The Deadbolt

December 7, 2007
Michelle Orange
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Romance & Cigarettes is less a story than a state of mind, and less a musical than a meditation on how we instinctively set our lives to music, if not other musicals; unfortunately, it is just shy of convincing on both counts.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

September 4, 2007
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

The film has an overall tonal inconsistency and suffers from the occasional bout of tin-ear-itis, which ultimately derails this sometimes interesting attempt at reinvigorating the genre.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 58/100

December 31, 2007
Jan Stuart
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It's karaoke with a vengeance, the circle of the inferno that Dante could never in his wildest imaginings anticipate.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1/4

September 6, 2007
Stephen Whitty
Newhouse News Service

Was it mass hysteria? Were they all hypnotized? Did they lose some dreadful bet?

Full Review Source: Newhouse News Service | Original Score: 0/4

September 7, 2007
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Okay, so there is a certain 'gotta-see-it-to-believe-it' factor when you're watching Tony Soprano suffering horrific bowel problems and singing Springsteen's Red-Headed Woman, but seriously, folks...

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November 26, 2007
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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With Walken around, hair up high, of course there are fleeting moments of fascinating weirdness, but even then, you're still moderately embarrassed for the cast.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

September 5, 2007
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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A karaoke nightmare.

September 6, 2005

As styles diverge, unease creeps in and overshadows the actors.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

March 28, 2006
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Romance & Cigarettes wears thin, like a moral for the titular addiction: Sure, there's the sweet dream of that first drag, but a whole pack'll do a body bad.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

October 18, 2008
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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While it looks like it was great fun to film, it's regrettably little fun to watch.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

December 6, 2007
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Bargain-basement Dennis Potter

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 17, 2005
Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine

It isn't funny, magical, or realistic. In fact, it's downright unwatchable.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 0/5

September 26, 2005
Peter Bradshaw

An uneven, but sporadically entertaining movie.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

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Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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