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Broken Flowers


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Release Date :

August 05, 2005 (Limited)

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Director :

Jim Jarmusch

Starring :

Bill Murray, Sharon Stone, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy, Jessica Lange, Jeffrey Wright, Frances Conroy

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  1 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 4

“..wonderfully tender film..”
by Glenn Whipp [L.A. Daily News]
2.5 of 4

“..What's missing from Broken Flowers, though, is sensitivity..”
by Jeremiah Kipp [Slant Magazine]
“..This endearing comedy would have gained so much more had the perfume of its broken flowers been more poisonous..”
by Sandrine Marques [Plume Noire]
4 of 4

“..the year's best film thus far..”
by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
3.5 of 4

“..one of the most imaginative and exhilarating films of the year..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
“..okay, but should have been much better..”
by Jean Lowerison [San Diego Metropolitan]
3 of 4

“..no big payoff, no true epiphany..”
by Kim Morgan [Reel]
3 of 4

“..more than well-worth seeing..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
8 of 10

“..minimal dialogue..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
“..it?s maliciously observed, and it has a neat formal style..”
by David Denby [The New Yorker]
4 of 4

“..it's one of the best films of the year..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3 of 4

“..isn't perfect..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
4 of 5

“..is still a Jim Jarmusch movie - reserved, low-key, wryly comic..”
by Matt McKillop [Filmcritic]
4.5 of 5

“..is both a road movie and a chronicle of shifting realities..”
by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
4 of 4

“..intelligent comedy that comes along seldomly..”
by [The Filmiliar Cineaste]
3.5 of 4

“..ends on a pleasingly poignant note without relinquishing its gentle absurdity..”
by Sheri Linden [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 5

“..an imperfect..”
by Chris Barsanti [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
4.5 of 5

“..an elegant, evocative film..”
by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
3.5 of 4

“..aftermath of happiness..”
by Michael Wilmington [Chicago Tribune]
8 of 10

“..a very good film..”
by Le Apprenti [Movie-Vault]
4 of 5

“..a tale of hilarity and drama..”
by Brian Orndorf [EFilmCritic]
3.5 of 4

“..a rare film that richly rewards the attention it demands...”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
5 of 5

“..a movie of uncommon sweetness and delight..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..a broken-down-guy-finally-opens-his-eyes-and-rethinks- being-a-hermit movie..”
by Chris Hewitt [Houston Chronicle]
5 of 5
Reviewed by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Paul Maniaci [The Cinema Source]
4 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Brian Marder [Hollywood]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
3 of 10
Reviewed by Tony Medley [Tony Medley]
Reviewed by Scott Foundas [L.A. Weekly]

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“..a jumble of half-baked ideas, none particularly interesting..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]


“..Blomkamp's ideas feel depleted this time, dulled by repetition and other cinematic droids that stretch from HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey to Ultron in the upcoming sequel to The Avengers..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]


“..Winstead is one of the most intuitive actors of her generation, and though her impressive range is easy to spot, it's her elasticity that makes her so rewarding to watch..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]


“..Sam Worthington and Jim Sturgess are solid as two of the four kidnappers, but Swedish director Daniel Alfredson pushes the caper button too many times..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..the material is not exceptional, but Ms. Clarkson always is. She's that rare actress over 50 who seems to land a lot of the juicy roles her younger competitors covet..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]


“..yet there is a touching sincerity to the entire enterprise, its lumpiness coming from a desire not to make things up, and if you can put away your cynicism, which I clearly am struggling with, the acting might win you over too..”
by Steve Morrissey [MovieSteve]


“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]


“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]


“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]