200 Cigarettes Reviews

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Brian Mckay
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
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
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.
| Original Score: 4
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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
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Twenty-somethings just do not have the maturity to develop great and universal stories, but these performers try their mightiest.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Harmless, if not exactly earth-shaking, good fun and some bright, improvisatory performances enliven it and make up for the thin screenplay and less forceful cast members.
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A succession of pointed little moments, nicely written by Shana Larsen and acted with comic assurance and sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
This is the movie that knows its a party flick, but doesn't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
There are no wasted scenes, no busted jokes, and a number of comedic crescendos that will send you roaring over the back of your chair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Director Risa Bramon Garcia and writer Shana Larsen obviously know their history and geography, and they've nailed the feel of the early '80s in the East Village.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
A frequently hilarious, exuberant ensemble comedy!
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 1, 2000
Deft casting, boffo tunes and a snappy script provide 200 CIGARETTES with unfiltered fun.
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It gets by on personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 30, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 14, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Lyons
Lyons Den
January 1, 2000
Mac Verstandig
January 1, 2000
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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