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Mystery Train Reviews

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January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/5
September 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2004
A beauty on-screen, but lacking a developed theme.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
If there is a rationale for what takes place on-screen, it's not evident. Things happen, and nothing means anything.
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
January 1, 2000
The best thing about "Mystery Train" is that it takes you to an America you feel you ought to be able to find for yourself, if you only knew where to look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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".
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
October 21, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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+
June 24, 2006
Happily, Jarmusch's formal inventiveness is framed by a rare flair for zany entertainment ...
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2002
This film offers an entertaining slice of modern life in the town celebrated as Elvis Presley's home.
October 2, 2005
Intriguing, if hit-or-miss comedy from Jarmusch.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2006
Brilliantly witty and keenly observant of the social scene.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 27, 2010
... his unhurried rhythms give the deadpan mix of quirky Americana, pop culture, and cinematic poetry a quietly lived-in quality...
January 1, 2000
Certainly Jarmusch brings back his favorite predilections (and probably always will), but he makes his passengers interesting, kicks the plot off the platform whenever possible and keeps the way ahead refreshingly uncertain.
February 28, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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