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Coffee and Cigarettes Reviews

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April 9, 2004
apt to provide a slight, delectable buzz but little nutritional value
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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
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
May 14, 2004
Feel so haphazardly conceived and slapped together that one wonders for whom this compilation was made.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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-
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
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
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+
May 26, 2004
Brilliant when it's working and dull as dishwater when it's not.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
May 14, 2004
Nine of the shorts are instantly forgettable, two are wryly amusing and one is a knockout.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 14, 2004
Flat and uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
May 28, 2004
An irresistible idea results in a movie as hazy and sometimes as irritating as cigarette smoke.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 3, 2004
A hit-or-miss movie.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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
June 17, 2005
A little less than half of the film worked for me, which cannot justify a recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
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