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Broken Flowers Reviews

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Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Audiences will laugh, mainly to prove they're awake, but the humor is pretty thin.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 5, 2005
Geoff Andrew
Time Out New York
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The ending is sublime, a set piece that almost makes up for the overwhelming slightness of it all.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York

August 16, 2007
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The laconic minimalism never seemed piquant or probing to me; it just feels minimal, except in its moments of creaky exposition and frustratingly overt finger-pointing.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: C-

August 19, 2005
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Jarmusch, himself approaching middle age, has Don looking back with Zen fortitude and deadpan sobriety, but what's missing from the film is sensitivity.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 2, 2005
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Smart and moody, but the lack of a human connection to the story's main character left me wanting.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 8, 2005
Marshall Heyman
Christian Science Monitor

[Don's] a character far more interesting in his past than his present, and when the film finally arrives at its ambiguous, unsatisfying climax, it provides less closure for the viewer than it does for our protagonist.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 4, 2005
David Gilmour
Globe and Mail
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It's many things: a terrific performance piece for a handful of good actors, an engaging metaphor and a so-so piece of storytelling.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 5, 2005
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

Murray showing no emotion; Murray sitting and thinking; sorry, I don't call that compelling moviemaking.

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 3/10

July 5, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Jarmusch writes dialogue as if he's allergic to punchlines.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

August 12, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Jarmusch is the director of... discursive movies long on character and short on plot.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 3/5

August 26, 2005
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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It's too cold and too uninterested in talk in general and the stories people tell themselves about their romantic lives in particular to do its premise justice.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 4, 2005
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

I have no idea what Broken Flowers is supposed to be, beside an inconsequential study in awkward reunions.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal

August 15, 2005
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Despite occupying nearly every scene, Bill Murray is a virtual non-presence in Jim Jarmusch's latest puzzler.

Full Review Source: Lawrence Journal-World | Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2005
Jimmy O
Film Snobs

Jarmusch Fails Murray by Failing to Offer Visual Poetry to an Empty Vaccum of Pathetic Despair

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 2/5

August 28, 2005
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

As Bill Murray tells a young drifter after buying the kid a sandwich, 'All there is, is this. The present. That's it.' If Jim Jarmusch knows what that is, he's not telling.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 21, 2005
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Aggressively unsatisfying. It is an anti-road film that is also anti-entertaining.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

November 20, 2005
David Denby
New Yorker
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Broken Flowers is all of a piece; it's maliciously observed, and it has a neat formal style. But it's an art object without the energy or courage to be a work of art.

August 2, 2005
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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With no emotional conflict, no character revelation and only minimalist acting and episodic direction, Broken Flowers is as flat as Bill Murray's motel-room beds.

August 4, 2005
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Jarmusch and Murray can mix fine mood martinis, yet their film is all vapors and hints, murmurs and ricochets ... these flowers wilt before they can break.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 5, 2005
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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[A] well-meaning but remote picture.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 5, 2005
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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October 18, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Don R. Lewis
Soundwaves Cinema
August 14, 2005
Amy Taubin
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 7, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 5, 2005

Boston Phoenix
August 7, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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