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Coffee and Cigarettes

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7.01 h 32 min200415
Director Jim Jarmusch presents 11 vignettes shot in black and white - comic, conversation pieces set in cafés, often starring actors from his films. Not much happens - people meet, exchange stories and opinions, smoke and drink coffee - but small is beautiful in this droll, deadpan comic delight.
Directors
Jim Jarmusch
Starring
Roberto BenigniSteve BuscemiTom Waits
Genres
Comedy
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None Available
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Iggy PopCate BlanchettBill MurraySteve CooganAlfred MolinaMeg WhiteThe White StripesJack White
Studio
Palisades Tartan
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4.3 out of 5 stars

363 global ratings

  1. 66% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 9% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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Rowena HoseasonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 November 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
For serious Jarmusch fans only
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Although we usually enjoy art house films, and loved 'Dead Man' by director Jim Jarmusch, this was as hard to swallow as a cold cup of coffee. With a scuzzy layer of slime on top.
It's a series of black-and-white encounters between a variety of characters, all over coffee (well, one or two drank tea) and cigarettes. A variety of musicians, actors and celebs make appearances - some fairly successful but many really not.
The very best of them were entertaining and insightful, like the superb turn by Cate Blanchett, who played both herself and a cheap-trash cousin. That one was unflinchingly honest, well observed and beautifully played.
But many were incomprehensible, confusing, pointless or just... dull. Yes, I was actually bored. The artistic device of the coffee chat wore pretty thin, and many of the actors / characters simply didn't have enough going for them to sustain my attention.
So unless you have a particular taste for the peculiar, I'd give this one a miss.
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Oleg BReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 February 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not easy to follow...
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Not easy to follow...
H. R. SmithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 August 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic Jarmusch
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I liked this film a lot. Especially the story called “Cousins?” with Steve Cougan and Alfred Molina. Great stuff.
Anne ElliotReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 June 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
A beautiful poem
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Beautiful film, each vignette is a miniature work of art speaking to all aspects of what it is to be human in relation to other humans. It hasn’t turned me on to a diet of coffee and cigarettes but it made me laugh and cry and catch my breath and made me want to go back to it as I would go back to a beautiful poem.
Wolf DieterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
A waste of time
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An astonishingly tedious arrangement of close encounters. Well known entertainers don't necessarily make a good or even averagely entertaining or thought-provoking film. The acting is excruciatingly staged and unnatural. A real disappointment for a life-long JJ admirer.
ruth jonesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 June 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well worth viewing!
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Really enjoyed this compilation of short stories involving meetings around coffee and cigarettes. Cleverly filmed in black and white with an interesting mix of well known celebrities. Cate Blanchett is fantastic playing herself and her cousin! Well worth viewing.
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zatapReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 April 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Jim Jarmush and his poetic vision of a certain side of the society...
gReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 February 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Three Stars
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Not as enjoyable as Jarmusch's other work but an interesting idea and worth a look.
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