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Coffee and Cigarettes Reviews

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Nick Schager
April 9, 2004
apt to provide a slight, delectable buzz but little nutritional value
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
May 14, 2004
Of the twelve shorts, there's really only three that are good and a few that are passable. The other half are uninteresting, poor, and at times, incredibly painful to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Cole Smithey
June 10, 2009
Independent filmmaking grandfather Jim Jarmusch conceives the laziest and most tiring movie of his career with a series of vignettes calculated around celebrities talking over coffee and cigarettes.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 14, 2004
Feel so haphazardly conceived and slapped together that one wonders for whom this compilation was made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 16, 2004
Embarrassingly lopsided between the evocative talents of its starry cast and crew members and the sheer banality of what Jarmusch has actually invited them to participate in.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
April 8, 2004
Alas, Coffee and Cigarettes is more fun to reminisce about afterwards than it is to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kent Turner
May 14, 2004
It's like a showcase for actors to be seen by agents and casting directors, except this ensemble is already made of stars and celebrities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 15, 2004
those who remain patient through the film's several dry spells will be richly rewarded in the end stretch
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 26, 2004
Brilliant when it's working and dull as dishwater when it's not.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
May 11, 2004
Never more or less than what it appears to be, the film is a slow honky-tonk thud-beat, only intermittently punctuated by a joke or idea.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
May 14, 2004
Nine of the shorts are instantly forgettable, two are wryly amusing and one is a knockout.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 14, 2004
Flat and uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
May 27, 2004
The draggy ones make you restless while the best ones, like the movie's title ingredients, provide a buzz that doesn't last long enough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
May 28, 2004
Though Coffee and Cigarettes provokes the occasional buzz, it is really just a respite from any serious business [Jarmusch] may have planned, or may be putting off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
May 28, 2004
An irresistible idea results in a movie as hazy and sometimes as irritating as cigarette smoke.
| Original Score: C
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 3, 2004
A hit-or-miss movie.
| Original Score: C+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 12, 2004
After aimless improv with Benigni and Waits, a binary appearance by Cate Blanchett shows us what the term "screen star" means. Her sample reel is tops.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 28, 2004
They did manage to achieve the near-impossible: to show all that coffee drinking without a single Starbucks, but that certainly doesn't qualify as entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Bill Clark
June 17, 2005
A little less than half of the film worked for me, which cannot justify a recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
J. Alan Speer
Apollo Guide
September 22, 2004
Falls flat as often as it makes magic, the cumulative effect as comforting as a night spent at your coffee shop taking in humanity's endlessly colourful social exchanges.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Michael Joshua Rowin
Senses of Cinema
September 4, 2004
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
May 29, 2004
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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
December 3, 2003
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
August 14, 2004
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
November 20, 2004
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Boston Phoenix
May 22, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 11, 2004

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November 2, 2004
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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June 24, 2006

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