Broken Flowers Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
Many will relish Broken Flowers' refusal to serve up a resolution; others will find it frustrating. Inevitably, that's Jarmusch: like Murray's character journey, the rewards lie in the small moments that fade as much as the ones that linger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 26, 2009
Insightful, entertaining, and a worthy addition to the filmography of one of America's more interesting modern directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 5, 2009
Throbs with compressed emotion
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Murray's performance is a highlight in a very entertaining dramedy.
October 5, 2008
Funny, disciplined, and acted with great skill and warmth.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
August 16, 2007
The ending is sublime, a set piece that almost makes up for the overwhelming slightness of it all.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 2, 2007
Each encounter is a finely observed and beautifully performed vignette in its own right, but together they sketch out a past from which our grey Lothario has been irrevocably set adrift.
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 25, 2007
Womanizer cads may be front and center in movies. But surprisingly sometimes, so are the impressive accompanying ensemble righteous females who cut them nicely down to size, and the quirky and twisted Broken Flowers is no exception.
Erica Abeel
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The auteur's unbeatable weirdness here mutates into preciosity.
Liese Spencer
Sight and Sound
September 28, 2006
After a career of deadpanning, Murray's impassive performance is still fresh, funny, sympathetic and restrained.
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
August 7, 2006
This is a film about insufficiency on so many levels, a film not of hipster indifference, but of a certain effete inability to react.
Jo Berry
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Subtle, warm direction from Jim Jarmusch and another Oscar-worthy performance from Bill Murray -- will the Academy just give him a statue, already?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 4, 2006
It's about questions, not easy answers, and its refusal to provide them might frustrate some viewers unaccustomed to Jarmusch's elliptical style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
February 4, 2006
In Murray [Jarmusch] has found his quintessential actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 3, 2006
A marvelous movie, with Bill Murray scoring again in the realm of drama.
| Original Score: A-
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 28, 2006
Jim Jarmusch vuelve a sorprender con una película minimalista donde los pequeños detalles, varios personajes episódicos, y un casi imperturbable Bill Murray, nos conducen hacia una travesía extraña y sugestiva.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2006
... anyone with a 'past' will find something that resonates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
January 4, 2006
How absolutely fascinating and depressing it must be to have a past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
December 30, 2005
Features an interesting concept, charming performances, dry yet effective humor, underlying questions and suspense...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
December 28, 2005
A quirky delight with Bill Murray at his droll best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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