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200 Cigarettes Reviews

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Ensemble cast drinks and flirts through lame New Year's Eve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 20, 2003
New Years Eve, 1981. Disco was on its way out, and the "New Wave" was pounding on the shore, bringing in a fresh tide of angst for a new decade . . . good for a laugh
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
In the hands of director Risa Bramon Garcia and writer Shana Larsen, their predicament is funny, sad and wistful as only young lust can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
An underrated, entertaining lark of a Tarantinoesque film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
July 29, 2002
If you find too many of these people boring, inconsequential or annoying, you're going to find the film has the same effect.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
June 13, 2002
Oddly uninvolving and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Melissa Morrison
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Garcia orchestrates her New Wave symphony deftly, making each character distinctive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
There's no sign of the writerly derring-do that is really essential to daisy-chain storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 22, 2001
Like Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the story concludes that love makes fools of us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 14, 2001
I did laugh a lot, and genuinely was interested in the various storylines, but I wanted them to be more interrelated.
Full Review| Original Score: 4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Hit-and-mostly-miss retro comedy.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A light comedy, pure and simple (and hardly unfamiliar), but its makers sustain its energy through the unraveling of an intricate plot and bring to it a certain edge through a witty, sharp sense of observation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It gets by on personality.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A tepid affair, distinguished by bland character development, uninspired and insipid dialogue, and a nonexistent plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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January 1, 2000
Though it has its moments, 200 Cigarettes fails to make an impression because it doesn't have anything new to say about men, women or even Gloria Vanderbilt jeans.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Seeing a film like this helps you to realize that actors are empty vessels waiting to be filled with characters and dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A movie at odds with itself.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
For all the time spent gathering music appropriate to the era, the movie fails to capture anything important about the time.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
New Years Eve 1981, tecno punk, got a light?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Exaggerated and generally silly, but most of the performances are worth watching, despite the material.
| Original Score: 3/5
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