Down by Law - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Down by Law Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
January 11, 2008
The Jim Jarmusch penchant for off-the-wall characters and odd situations is very much in evidence.
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
January 11, 2008
On the whole I've had more fun in Cleveland.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
After the initial establishment of character and atmosphere, the laughs come thick and fast, most notably from the marvellous [Roberto] Benigni.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The excitement (of Down by Law) comes from the realization that we are seeing a true film maker at work, using film to create a narrative that couldn't exist on the stage or the printed page of a novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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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
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Pure pleasure for comedy connoisseurs.
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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.