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October 8, 2014
Jim Jarmusch's set of vignettes was filmed over 17 years and tells the intertwined stories of many famous individuals, and their love for coffee and cigarettes. Every vignette tells a different, quick story, and underlies differences in culture, health, beauty, and age. The film stars everyone from Roberto Benigni to RZA, and though each section feels incredibly different due to the subjects in them, the tone is pure Jarmusch. Most of what makes this film special are the little moments that remain unsaid, or are very subtle. In "Renee" we watch a poor waiter try to engage with a quiet woman, alone at a table, but every time he starts a conversation she rebuffs him. It's a very low, quiet scene, but it says a lot about what the waiter wants from her, and what she's willing to give him. In "No Problem" two men have a conversation, and one of the men doesn't want to reveal his gambling problem, which is only asserted in the last few seconds of the short. It's these moods, these little incongruities that make this film an essential watch, and an enjoyable one at that.
October 6, 2014
Bizarre and bizarrer.
September 2, 2014
The WuTang/Bill Murray scene made it all worth while!
September 1, 2014
A little group of short movies that share a common theme. I liked how the cups were different in every scene. It is a fun time trying to learn about the characters before the scene changes.
August 20, 2014
A clever Jim Jarmusch film that is centred around Coffee & Cigarettes.

All the short segments are clever & filled with clever dialogue. Each segment is fresh & filled with flair.

The sequence at the end is quite likeable & surprisingly touching...
August 12, 2014
A fantastic film not only celebrating the value of casual conversation, but humanizing the celebrities, and rock stars to a level where they in themselves are not the untouchable beings we imagine them in tabloids, and magazines. in this film, the celebrities become normal people having some coffee and cigarettes. Iggy Pop, Bill Murray, and Jack white among others, these icons of popular culture become dissolved into the rest of the world in this film. this is the grimy, boring, but somehow humorous nature of Coffee and Cigarettes
July 24, 2014
The Jarmusch visual tone is not enough to make up for the sometimes tedious, vapid conversation. Filmed occasionally of the course of many years. For some interesting trivia, hop over to IMDB
July 14, 2014
Jim Jarmusch's collection of short vignettes of odd and unique conversations between people ranging from the bizarre to the celebrity and shot over several years is utterly fantastic. It is hilarious, with great conversations between the White Stripes, Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan, Steven Wright and Roberto Benigni, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits, and my personal favorite of Bill Murray as the RZA and GZA's waiter. Each short segment is pretty good in it's own way, and with the fantastic black and white cinematic look as everyone drinks coffee and smoke plenty of cigarettes...it is a wonderful watch.
June 28, 2014
2 stars, horrible movie. The only good scene was with Bill Murray and Wu-Tang
June 15, 2014
Jarmusch's films prove that his last film "Only Lovers Left Alive" is a sin!
April 18, 2014
I do not know what they were trying to do with this movie but they failed miserably! Awful garbage and waste of talent. Ken K.
February 16, 2014
Most of the conversations are great, but a couple of mediocre ones hurt the film a lot.
January 22, 2014
A series of vignettes based around one of the simple pleasures in life, the combination of coffee and cigarettes. One only needs to see the cast Jarmusch has assembled for this experiment to be at least intrigued. And while some vignettes are inevitably funnier and simply better than others, this experiment whilst simple, from its concept to its mostly static black and white photography, is largely effective and enjoyable. That is because Coffee and Cigarettes is still able to surprise with the element of improvisation and lack of a sense of direction, as well as some great chemistry between its players.
January 16, 2014
1hr & 36 minutes hanging out with some interesting characters.
December 16, 2013
Hipster, hipster, hipster. Y me encanta. Cada secuencia por más banal que parezca da un toque único a todo el conjunto que es el filme. Aplausos a la secuencias de nombre "Cousins?", y "Champagne".
December 6, 2013
hard to judge as a whole - some of the vignettes are either
lacklustre or overdone, while others (notably kate blanchett's) are phenomenal.
½ December 1, 2013
Utterly pretentious rubbish.
½ November 7, 2013
De entrada parece una película demasiado pretenciosa de Jarmusch, pero ciertamente es encantadora simplemente por los actores-personajes que aparecen en ella. La fotografía es hermosa
October 10, 2013
Some interesting conversations and some not so very.
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