Blue in the Face

1995, Drama, 1h 23m

22 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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Movie Info

The manager (Harvey Keitel) of a Brooklyn cigar shop and his various customers make comments about smoking.

Cast & Crew

Harvey Keitel
Auggie Wren
Lou Reed
Man with Strange Glasses
Roseanne Barr
Dot, Vinnie's Wife
Michael J. Fox
Pete Maloney
Lily Tomlin
Waffle Eater
Mel Gorham
Violetta, Auggie's Girlfriend
Jared Harris
Jimmy Rose, Retarded kid who sweeps up
Victor Argo
Vinnie, Owner Brooklyn Cigar Company
Madonna
Singing Telegram
Keith David
Jackie Robinson
Mira Sorvino
Young Lady
Harvey Keitel
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Greg Johnson
Producer
Arnaldo Antunes
Original Music
David Byrne
Original Music
John Lurie
Original Music
Marisa Monte
Original Music
Calvin Weston
Original Music
Adam Holender
Cinematographer
Maysie Hoy
Film Editor
Kalina Ivanov
Production Design
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Critic Reviews for Blue in the Face

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (13)

Audience Reviews for Blue in the Face

  • Mar 29, 2014
    Bob: Coffee and cigarettes. That's like the breakfast of champions. "Welcome to the planet Brooklyn." Blue in the Face is a fun enough movie especially if you like the style of Smoke. This isn't really much like Smoke though, when it comes to story. There's really no story here. There's a lot of individual improvised scenes and interviews telling random facts about Brooklyn. It's a very loose film, that has  a sort of documentary feel to it at times and a standard feature film feel to it at other times. The cast is huge in this film, with Harvey Keitel being the only big name that was left over from smoke. Michael J. Fox, Jim Jarmusch, Lou Reed, Roseanne,and Madonna all make appearances throughout.  In the end, Blue in the Face is pretty much just Wayne Wang pulling scraps from Smoke, but it has it's appeal. I like the conversations, which all have the improve feel to them. This isn't a movie that really needs to be seen, but it's one that is a good amount of fun for fans of Smoke. If you didn't like Smoke though, there's absolutely no reason to waste your time with this film.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2008
    Unjustly criticized film made from outtakes from the superior Smoke. I think too many critics compared it to that film rather than on it's own merits, but I absolutely loved the slice of life feeling of this film. Really good stuff.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2008
    Parts are fun, but unscripted actors can only take things so far.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Nov 17, 2007
    The humor in the movie was mostly subtle which worked really well. I honestly just bought the movie because Madonna makes a 2-minute appearance, but I actually liked it a lot!
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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