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200 Cigarettes (1999)

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Critic Consensus: A clumsy and scattered comedy with a poorly executed script.

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A comedy set in New York's East Village on New Year's Eve 1981, "200 Cigarettes" follows various young couples and friends whose lives will intersect at a party that night in a downtown loft. Anyone who has been on the town the last night of the year knows the familiar feelings: sentimental recollections, uncertainty about the future and fear that time is running out are mingled with the excitement of a cold winter night and the anticipation of a new love when the clock strikes 12. In "200 Cigarettes," the evening's magic pushes each character to share a secret or create a pact, rush toward calamity or run from danger, break up or hook up. But by evening's end, the characters will have one thing in common: all will be revealed in the clear light of the morning after.more
Rating: R (for strong language and sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Shana Larsen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 31, 1999
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast

Ben Affleck
as Bartender
Paul Rudd
as Kevin
Dave Chappelle
as Disco Cabbie
Elvis Costello
as Costello, Elvis
Morgan Brown
as French Rocker
Caleb Carr
as Cynical Bar Patron
Patrick Frederic
as Tiki Sobbing Man
David Johansen
as Tiki Bartender
Kiran Merchant
as Restaurant Owner
James Murphy
as Drag Queen
Patricia Wible
as Ace Bar Patron
Jenny Blong
as Cheryl's Friend
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Critic Reviews for 200 Cigarettes

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (21)

There's no sign of the writerly derring-do that is really essential to daisy-chain storytelling.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Hit-and-mostly-miss retro comedy.

May 11, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

A light comedy, pure and simple (and hardly unfamiliar), but its makers sustain its energy through the unraveling of an intricate plot and bring to it a certain edge through a witty, sharp sense of observation.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

You should be able to quash this one with no cravings to ever pick it up again.

January 1, 2000
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

This movie isn't merely disrespectful; it's contemptuous.

January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

A twentysomething comedy with a brain-dead script, unflattering lighting and 16 performers in search of a scriptwriter.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 200 Cigarettes

A stupid and misguided comedy that has many funny moments but whose characters are empty and only follow the needs of a lame script - which also has no organic reason to be set in 1981 other than to be packed with 200 songs from back then.

blacksheepboy
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

This is my New Years movie! Like folks watch A Christmas Story or The Grinch for Christmas.... this is New Years for me!

Tomassgringo
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

three stars....

YodaMasterJedi
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

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