Bagdad Cafe

1988

Bagdad Cafe

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89%

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Total Count: 19

88%

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After breaking down in the middle of the California desert, a German couple begin to argue, and the wife walks. She ends up at a flea-bitten truck stop that is the second home to a group of odd characters, and she begins to transform their lives.

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Critic Reviews for Bagdad Cafe

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (2)

Audience Reviews for Bagdad Cafe

  • Feb 24, 2013
    This enjoyable fable is expertly edited and knows how to use a surreal cinematography to enhance the sense of oddness created by its rather unusual story. But it also doesn't know how to end and simply drifts without any clear direction in the last fifteen minutes.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2009
    Starts out like low budget community theater but that's probably part of its charm. <i>Bagdad Cafe</i> has substance and heart that reveals itself in a slow-burn of oddball characters and intelligent scripting.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Nov 15, 2007
    beautiful. mesmerising, joyful film-making, of the kind that you wish there was more. reality and dream mix - Percy Adlon knows the right doses. a happiness pill for easy riders and cool viewers. in my opinion, excellent. 5/5
    Anastasia B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 14, 2007
    I think I found a favorite in this simple but yet charming movie. Wonderful scripted with great acting by both Sagebrecht and Pounder. Not to mention great performance by Jack Palance, himself in a story of two women with two different backgrounds, but same situation of leaving their husbands behind. The outcome is suprising and will leave you happy with the ending. Great movie and now one of my top favorites!!! Also, love the song "Calling You" which is the theme song to the movie. Charming and wonderful. I give it two thumbs up! ;)
    Donna D Super Reviewer

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