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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What a bold notion for a movie, and what a bust in terms of execution. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A filmic hug for Brooklyn. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film is so exuberant that we don't care whether we're listening to Lou Reed's off-the-cuff comments about New York, watching Mel Gorham do a sexy dance in front of a mirror, or hearing Jim Jarmusch's ramblings on the romance of the smoking culture. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The results are ragged, disjointed, and endearing. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The lows never last too long - something invariably jumps out to recapture our interest or prompt a chuckle. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Some of the bits work and others don't, but no one seems to be keeping score, and that's part of the movie's charm. show more

  • 63
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    More about having a good time with some interesting people than it is about watching a fine movie. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Feels less like a movie than a lost episode of the old Steve Allen or Jack Paar late-night chat shows. show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Jim Jarmusch's elegiac, hilarious performance as a man about to smoke his final cigarette is brilliant. show more

  • 83
    Ty Burr Entertainment Weekly

    The improvisations are a mixed bag -- Reed and Fox are surprisingly hilarious, while Roseanne is a shrieking horror show -- but the air of gentle play and a wistful sense that Brooklyn is some kind of lost Eden put this one up on the more structured "Smoke." show more

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