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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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“..as stunning as the two lead actors are, the film is hijacked by a pair of external antagonists..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]


“..a dazzling transformation that represents the actress's smartest, funniest, most versatile and fully sustained bigscreen showcase to date..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]


“..the big-screen version of "Entourage" is constructed like the series, another chapter in a sequel-ready story. If you wanted something more, you won't get it..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]


“..Smulders, Pearce, and Corrigan are loose and eminently likable, and the direction is so in tune with the actors that one is almost inclined to think of Results as a movie carried entirely by performance, overlooking how much its shape depends on style..”
by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky [A.V. Club]


“..the emotions are florid and the entanglements heated. But the film become preoccupied with, as Flaubert would say, the pettiness and mediocrity of daily life..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“.."Nightingale" feels more like a fascinating monologue than it does a wholly realized film..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]


“..sensational and intense..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..a 'Hangover' wannabe that leaves you with a headache nonetheless..”
by Boyd van Hoeij [Hollywood Reporter]


“..a film that never quite achieves its potential..”
by Cath Clarke [Time Out London]


“..an intimate and ultimately harrowing peek inside the world of amateur porn..”
by Geoff Berkshire [Variety]