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Based on 26 Reviews
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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hit-and-mostly-miss. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    200 Cigarettes doesn't have a bad scene or a false note. The picture is a succession of pointed little moments, nicely written by Shana Larsen and acted with comic assurance and sensitivity. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    While the film comes to a mildly clever conclusion, it feels like a bottle of vintage champagne that never gets to pop its cork at midnight. All that fizz potential wasted. [26 Feb 1999] show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    This vapid '80 punk party reeks of 200 Cigarettes. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Very much a looking-back movie; its most obvious model is "American Graffiti." But if you know that particular slice of early '80s Manhattan, you may be as amused as I was. [26 Feb 1999] show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A tepid affair, distinguished by bland character development, uninspired and insipid dialogue, and a nonexistent plot. show more

  • 50
    Ray Conlogue The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    But there's no sign of the writerly derring-do that is really essential to daisy-chain storytelling. 200 Cigarettes burns itself out well before midnight. show more

  • 25
    Christian Science Monitor

    David Chappelle's performance as a cabbie is amusing, but the film should have been packaged with a Surgeon General's Warning - "Cigarettes is bad for you." show more

  • 25
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    Not much of a plot, but the trouble is that Shana Larsen's script, as directed by Risa Bramon Garcia, isn't very deep. Worse, none of the self-absorbed characters are that likable nor are they funny. show more

  • 12
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Dreadful...Maybe another 200 cigarettes would have helped; coughing would be better than some of this dialogue. show more

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