Down by Law - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Down by Law Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's not that the movie doesn't move fast enough, it's that while it dawdles, it doesn't give you enough to dwell on.
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
January 11, 2008
On the whole I've had more fun in Cleveland.
Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 9, 2014
Down by Law is a delight, right down to the unexpected last scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emma Johnston
Total Film
September 8, 2014
Mutual irritation merges into grudging friendship, and the wit manages to be both broad and smart, soulful and silly, subtle and raucous, all at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A true original that kind of grows on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
August 21, 2012
Perhaps it's not what you expect from a prison movie, but Jim Jarmusch has always adhered to his own personal vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 2, 2008
Every single incident in the film is meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Cole Smithey
November 6, 2005
Not as good as it should be.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 18, 2008
[An] odd, funny, strangely mesmerizing three-part comedy.
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Variety Staff
January 11, 2008
The Jim Jarmusch penchant for off-the-wall characters and odd situations is very much in evidence.
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2002
At 90 minutes, it felt entirely too long, but would I have wanted Jarmusch to trim it down at all? That would have killed his best jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 12, 2008
Stylish hipster comedy that delivers the laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 27, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 13, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections
September 25, 2006
Its soul is the same as all Jarmusch films, but here he digs a bit deeper into the roots of his own methodology and that to which he is opposed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Vadim Rizov
Little White Lies
September 11, 2014
Down By Law is oddly heart-warming, magnifying moments of unexpected camaraderie between kindred spirits who don't immediately ID each other as such.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Darrin Keene
Film Threat
February 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 24, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 2, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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