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200 Cigarettes Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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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
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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
This movie isn't merely disrespectful; it's contemptuous.
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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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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
A frequently hilarious, exuberant ensemble comedy!
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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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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Nothing much happens, and that's the point, but all this wheel spinning could have used more grease.
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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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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
It feels more like a high-level acting workshop than a narrative film.
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
You should be able to quash this one with no cravings to ever pick it up again.
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Everybody vamps and preens as if it were amateur night in SoHo, and a few of the performers, such as Kate Hudson, appear ill-used.
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A movie at odds with itself.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A twentysomething comedy with a brain-dead script, unflattering lighting and 16 performers in search of a scriptwriter.
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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
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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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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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January 1, 2000
Incredibly boring, poorly written, half-conceived, self-serving film.
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Entertainment Weekly
February 26, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: C-