Night on Earth Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 14, 2005
Almost good, but not quite there.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
"Night on Earth" sounds better than it turns out to be.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, Jarmusch's lackadaisical minimalist aesthetic and his chronic lack of energy are the only unifying elements.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's as though this cab ride of a movie keeps moving forward with no clear destination or purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 10, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
At the end, we have learned no great lessons and arrived at no thrilling conclusions, but we have shared the community of the night, when people are unbuttoned and vulnerable - more ready to speak about what's really on their minds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Though it may take a while to get Jarmusch's gist, hang in there; by the time Tom Waits growls his lovely closing waltz over the credits, Jarmusch has shown us moments most filmmakers don't even notice.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 18, 2003
A clever glimpse of the human condition via taxi drivers and their passengers in five different cities
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 2, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 26, 2008
Takes us to places most other filmmakers never do.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
February 13, 2008
Jarmusch's most accessible exercise to date while also his least seen
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 13, 2005
Beautiful color cityscapes
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 7, 2002
Flawed by fascinating
| Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Jarmusch's movies aren't for everyone - but for the sophisticated audience he pursues there are sometimes great rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
With this, his fourth commercially released feature, Mr. Jarmusch again demonstrates his mastery of comedy of the oblique.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
September 16, 2006
Revisiting his interest in oblique comedy, Jarmusch explores a primal relationship, that of a passenger and taxi driver, using the cab as a temporary shared world, from which one party may emerge shaken up or feeling differently about himself/herself
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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