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Coffee and Cigarettes

Music . Drama . Comedy

Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.

Actors: Roberto Benigni , Steven Wright , Joie Lee , Cinqué Lee , Steve Buscemi , Iggy Pop , Tom Waits , Joseph Rigano , Vinny Vella , Vinny Vella Jr.
Directors: Jim Jarmusch
Country: USA , JAPAN , ITALY
Release: 2004-06-11
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  • Karen Karbo

    Like dark chocolate -- not semi-sweet, but the exotic, nearly black stuff -- Coffee and Cigarettes won't appeal to everyone. Jarmusch is the 70 percent cacao of contemporary filmmakers, and people who love this kind of chocolate swear by it.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    Just when you're certain that Jarmusch is treading water with his borderline-tedious cleverness, something happens: Coffee and Cigarettes turns into a movie FULL of talk -- rich, supple, hilarious, masterfully orchestrated talk.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Glenn Kenny

    By the end the movie has pretty much ceased taking itself at all seriously, devolving into a nonchalant giggliness of the stoned variety that's completely apropos.

    Premiere Full Review
  • Michael Rechtshaffen

    In Jarmusch's capable hands, the mundane has never been so delightful.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Keith Phipps

    As the film goes along, themes and even lines of dialogue resurface, and Jarmusch's comic sensibilities grow more assured.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • John Powers

    It's worth fidgeting through the mediocre stuff to get to three good pieces. In one, Cate Blanchett turns in a tour de force as both herself and her aggressive, resentful Aussie cousin in an awkward encounter that captures the pathological relationship between ordinary people and celebrities.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    Known for an elegant visual style, Jarmusch has a great gift for playing actors against one another, for finding complementary eccentrics (Murray and RZA) and uncovering rare gems (Bill Rice and Taylor Mead in "Champagne").

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Richard Schickel

    It feels as if it has been recovered from a time capsule, and what larger meaning it may have is anyone's guess. But it is way cool -- and funny -- in ways that more expensive comedies trying harder rarely are.

    Time Full Review
  • Michael O'Sullivan

    Jarmusch's use of yin/yang, dark/light and good/evil symbolism makes glorious if goofy sense.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Robert Wilonsky

    It's a movie about discomfort and distance, like an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" or "The Larry Sanders Show" shot in deadpan black-and-white.

    Dallas Observer Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Jarmusch makes it a feast that plays like a haunting concept album.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • David Sterritt

    A series of vignettes...Some are weak, some are superb -- there's a priceless one with Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan as Brits with different feelings about learning they're cousins -- but they get better as they go along.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Megan Lehmann

    Indie hipster Jarmusch's distinctive brand of effortless cool and quirky humor percolate through each of 11 vignettes, all shot fairly statically in crisp, aesthetically pleasing black and white.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    At the heart of most of these encounters is talk about the nature of relationships -- cousins, twins, and peers. Mostly, though, Jarmusch displays an unexpected interest in the ironies and banalities of fame.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    Odd but engaging film.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    Sometimes movies tire us by trying too relentlessly to pound us with their brilliance and energy. Here is a movie pitched at about the energy level of a coffee break. That the people are oddly assorted and sometimes very strange is not so very unusual, considering some of the conversations you overhear in Starbucks.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Chris Kaltenbach

    Sometimes sly and witty, sometimes dull and forced, Coffee and Cigarettes is Jim Jarmusch's testimony to the difficulties and delights of communication.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    What unites everything is Jarmusch’s playful, hang-dog absurdism.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    The implication that beauty and meaning can be found in odd places at unlikely, idle moments resonates through this lovely film.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    Although these vignettes are unified visually -- they're all in black-and-white and they all have the same gorgeous, silky visual texture -- they were shot by several different cinematographers. Full Review
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum

    Like "Mystery Train" and "Night on Earth," this feature by Jim Jarmusch is a short story collection, but it's funnier and more formally adventurous than either--also ultimately greater than the sum of its parts.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Sean Axmaker

    Many will be left scratching their heads at the point of the entire enterprise, but fans of Jarmusch's askew view will clink coffee mugs and toast to the glories of human eccentricity.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    Very slight and, in the early going, slightly annoying, Coffee and Cigarettes is a long-borning Jarmusch project.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Mark Caro

    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.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Deborah Young

    Holding the film together are simple but strong B&W visuals of offbeat types sitting around a table smoking and drinking java while they talk.

    Variety Full Review
  • Michael Atkinson

    C&C hardly coalesces, but then again, it doesn't try to--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.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Ian Freer

    Steve Coogan and Alfred Molina deliver a terrific meditation on insincere actors.

    Empire Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    While sometimes evocative, they don't add up to a satisfying movie any more than, as several characters are cautioned, coffee and cigarettes constitute a healthy lunch.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Jack Mathews

    The lone gem of the anthology takes place in the loft of a trendy L.A. restaurant where a snooty Steve Coogan learns from starstruck Alfred Molina that the actors are cousins...This is the longest of the shorts, and has a payoff ending that nearly makes the whole thing worthwhile.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    Despite glimmers of wit and a hipper-than-thou cast, it's painstakingly smug, and smaller than the sum of its parts.

    Slate Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    The skits that comprise Coffee and Cigarettes aren't fully realized short pieces as much as riffs or fragments; their appeal is mostly in their stars.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Stanley Kauffmann

    The best way to watch this film is while sipping coffee in a café. Nicotine optional.

    The New Republic Full Review
  • Marjorie Baumgarten

    Serves up a weak brew.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Too slight and pointless.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    Flat and uninspired.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
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