200 Cigarettes
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A comedy set in New York's East Village on New Year's Eve 1981, "200 Cigarettes" follows various young couples and friends whose lives will intersect at a party that night in a downtown loft. Anyone who has been on the town the last night of the year knows the familiar feelings: sentimental recollections, uncertainty about the future and fear that time is running out are mingled with the excitement of a cold winter night and the anticipation of a new love when the clock strikes 12. In "200 Cigarettes," the evening's magic pushes each character to share a secret… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's no sign of the writerly derring-do that is really essential to daisy-chain storytelling."
‑ Ray Conlogue, Globe and Mail
"This movie isn't merely disrespectful; it's contemptuous."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Ensemble cast drinks and flirts through lame New Year's Eve."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"An underrated, entertaining lark of a Tarantinoesque film."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Garcia orchestrates her New Wave symphony deftly, making each character distinctive."
‑ Melissa Morrison, Boxoffice Magazine
"Hit-and-mostly-miss retro comedy."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Everybody vamps and preens as if it were amateur night in SoHo, and a few of the performers, such as Kate Hudson, appear ill-used."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"New Years Eve, 1981. Disco was on its way out, and the "New Wave" was pounding on the shore, bringing in a fresh tide of angst for a new decade . . . good for a laugh"
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"If you find too many of these people boring, inconsequential or annoying, you're going to find the film has the same effect."
‑ Louis B. Hobson, Jam! Movies
"Like Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the story concludes that love makes fools of us all."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"A light comedy, pure and simple (and hardly unfamiliar), but its makers sustain its energy through the unraveling of an intricate plot and bring to it a certain edge through a witty, sharp sense of observation."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Seeing a film like this helps you to realize that actors are empty vessels waiting to be filled with characters and dialogue."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"In the hands of director Risa Bramon Garcia and writer Shana Larsen, their predicament is funny, sad and wistful as only young lust can be."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"Oddly uninvolving and boring."
‑ Jason Clark, Matinee Magazine
"I did laugh a lot, and genuinely was interested in the various storylines, but I wanted them to be more interrelated."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
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