Night on Earth Reviews

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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.
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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
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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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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, Jarmusch's lackadaisical minimalist aesthetic and his chronic lack of energy are the only unifying elements.
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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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
December 12, 1991
Night on Earth dawdles a bit, and a couple of the segments, notably the one in Helsinki, feel like half-baked epiphanies. Throughout, though, there are moments that catch you delightfully off guard.
Full Review | Original Score: B