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Based on 39 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Broken Flowers may be too low-key for laugh junkies, but Jarmusch fills his sharply observed comedy with wonderful mischief. The mix of humor and heartbreak brings out the best in Murray. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A study of middle-class, middle-aged disappointment in its varying forms, a sober look at different life choices. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Flowers is smartly observational -- but a little screen heat would be worth a bouquet. show more

  • 80
    Wall Street Journal

    Jarmusch's uncharacteristically mainstream -- wonderful -- road trip movie. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    For actresses of a certain age, Jarmusch's film amounts to a full-employment act...Best are Stone, transparent in her desire, and Conroy, completely opaque. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    This is Murray's subtlest performance, and one of his best. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    It skips merrily along the surface with its over-the-top vignettes but never seems to arrive at a destination. Nevertheless, the journey is more than half the fun as every actor attacks his role with relish. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    No actor is better than Bill Murray at doing nothing at all, and being fascinating while not doing it. Buster Keaton had the same gift for contemplating astonishing developments with absolute calm. Buster surrounded himself with slapstick, and in Broken Flowers Jim Jarmusch surrounds Murray with a parade of formidable women. show more

  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Exhilaratingly slow, which for many will simply mean SLOW... Those who can downshift appropriately, however, stand to be enraptured. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A dark subject certainly, but in Murray's bouquet-bearing hands, it can still hand us a laugh. show more

  • June 08, 2008 rossbean1976
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    Bill Murray is perfect in this role. I loved it.

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