Curious collection of shorts will bore most kids.
| Original Score: 3/5
Independent filmmaking grandfather Jim Jarmusch conceives the laziest and most tiring movie of his career with a series of vignettes calculated around celebrities talking over coffee and cigarettes.
| Original Score: D
Jarmusch continues to be one of the most intriguing and compelling filmmakers of the age.
| Original Score: A-
...a brilliant examination of the nature of the modern encounter.
| Original Score: 5/5
A little less than half of the film worked for me, which cannot justify a recommendation.
| Original Score: C-
Between the wry trademark Jarmusch deadpan humor (and there is quite a bit of it) and the great cast, this one is worth a look, particularly for those already in the Jarmusch camp.
Often gorgeous and poetic film.
No matter how respected a celebrity is, watching him or her jabber about caffeine's stimulative power is not revealing.
| Original Score: 1/4
Eleven smart breaks from everyday reality.
Coffee and Cigarettes feels thin and slight at times.... But at its best, the movie achieves the charm and delight that underscores Jarmusch's best work
| Original Score: 3/5
Arranged in short episodes, each composed entirely of awkward and embarassed conversation between midlevel celebs, Coffee and Cigarettes entertains fitfully.
Falls flat as often as it makes magic, the cumulative effect as comforting as a night spent at your coffee shop taking in humanity's endlessly colourful social exchanges.
| Original Score: 68/100
there are some amazing standout performances (Cate Blanchett, Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan). Otherwise, it's just a bit of diverting fluff.
A caffeinated exercise in nonsequitur metaphysics...
| Original Score: 3/4
Coffee and Cigarettes will either entertain or madden you. Maybe both.
Embarrassingly lopsided between the evocative talents of its starry cast and crew members and the sheer banality of what Jarmusch has actually invited them to participate in.
It's endearing, plotless and strange.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Ordinary people don't generally go for Jarmusch's quirky films, and while this won't earn him a huge mainstream audience, it is accessible in a harmless, unpretentious way.
| Original Score: B-
The segments are uneven, some so wispy they all but evaporate off the screen, but the ones that work prove once again that Jarmusch is one of the most dryly amusing, smartest and original independent filmmakers around.
What unites everything is Jarmusch's playful, hang-dog absurdism.