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Mystery Train Reviews

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July 3, 2010
...has the same weird beauty as a Van Morrison vocal, a mannered eccentricity that somehow cracks open and lays bear the stuttering, fervid heart of what could have been banal material.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
June 27, 2010
... his unhurried rhythms give the deadpan mix of quirky Americana, pop culture, and cinematic poetry a quietly lived-in quality...
June 22, 2010
Jarmuschs films are usually about the gradual accretion of small details than the articulation of a conventional narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 22, 2010
(O)nce it plants itself within, it remains a vivid cultural memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
June 21, 2010
Jarmusch finds visual poetry in the run-down, the ignored, and the decrepit, especially via the use of neon colors cutting into the darkness and the gray
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2010
The humor is here. It's so deadpan that it sneaks up on you.
June 10, 2010
The three-part structure of Mystery Train is still a bit shambling and slight, but there's an undeniable air of deadpan cool that permeates the film and gives it a haunting sense of place.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 4, 2009
[in] Jarmusch's strange elegy for faded Americana... nostalgia reigns, love is lost, death is never far away, and everything is haunted by the ghost of Elvis, "young and beautiful looking, like in 1956".
October 21, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2007
Jarmusch's mildly entertaining film tells three stories that take place at the same time but are told sequentially (end-to-end) rather than through intercutting, which is Hollywood's prevalent norm.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 24, 2006
Happily, Jarmusch's formal inventiveness is framed by a rare flair for zany entertainment ...
February 25, 2006
Brilliantly witty and keenly observant of the social scene.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 2, 2005
Intriguing, if hit-or-miss comedy from Jarmusch.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2004
It's the best thing Mr. Jarmusch has done to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 14, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
January 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2003
Peculiar and peculiarly fascinating.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2003
Great casting and occasional moments of grace.
February 9, 2003
An experimental film that went 'pulp' before 'fiction.'
| Original Score: 4/5
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