Broken Flowers Reviews

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September 26, 2017
... Broken Flowers, coming from a postcode of its own, doesn't quite deliver.
August 16, 2007
The ending is sublime, a set piece that almost makes up for the overwhelming slightness of it all.
March 1, 2007
The auteur's unbeatable weirdness here mutates into preciosity.
November 21, 2005
As Bill Murray tells a young drifter after buying the kid a sandwich, 'All there is, is this. The present. That's it.' If Jim Jarmusch knows what that is, he's not telling.
November 20, 2005
Aggressively unsatisfying. It is an anti-road film that is also anti-entertaining.
September 15, 2005
A numbed, exhausting rigidity -- which could be read as an echo of whatever's bugging Don for reasons that are clearly none of our business -- infects the whole movie.
September 2, 2005
Despite occupying nearly every scene, Bill Murray is a virtual non-presence in Jim Jarmusch's latest puzzler.
August 28, 2005
Jarmusch Fails Murray by Failing to Offer Visual Poetry to an Empty Vaccum of Pathetic Despair
August 26, 2005
Jarmusch is the director of... discursive movies long on character and short on plot.
August 19, 2005
The laconic minimalism never seemed piquant or probing to me; it just feels minimal, except in its moments of creaky exposition and frustratingly overt finger-pointing.
August 15, 2005
I have no idea what Broken Flowers is supposed to be, beside an inconsequential study in awkward reunions.
August 15, 2005
August 12, 2005
Jarmusch writes dialogue as if he's allergic to punchlines.
August 11, 2005
Broken Flowers is ultimately more interesting than it is good.
August 8, 2005
Smart and moody, but the lack of a human connection to the story's main character left me wanting.
August 5, 2005
[A] well-meaning but remote picture.
August 5, 2005
Jarmusch and Murray can mix fine mood martinis, yet their film is all vapors and hints, murmurs and ricochets ... these flowers wilt before they can break.
August 5, 2005
It's many things: a terrific performance piece for a handful of good actors, an engaging metaphor and a so-so piece of storytelling.
August 5, 2005
Audiences will laugh, mainly to prove they're awake, but the humor is pretty thin.
August 4, 2005
It's too cold and too uninterested in talk in general and the stories people tell themselves about their romantic lives in particular to do its premise justice.
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