Coffee and Cigarettes
Coffee and Cigarettes (2004)

A comic series of short vignettes build on one another to create a cumulative effect, as the characters discuss things as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Paris in the '20s, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide--all the while sitting… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 21, 2004
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
65%
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User Score
76%



Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Episodes vary in quality, but overall this talky film is quirkily engaging.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

What unites everything is Jarmusch's playful, hang-dog absurdism.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A hit-or-miss movie.

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Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media

Curious collection of shorts will bore most kids.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A black-and-white novelty that plays like a directing-class exercise, you take your good with your bad with this one.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

An irresistible idea results in a movie as hazy and sometimes as irritating as cigarette smoke.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Independent filmmaking grandfather Jim Jarmusch conceives the laziest and most tiring movie of his career with a series of vignettes calculated around celebrities talking over coffee and cigarettes.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The film is a series of scenes, skits, episodes, that show two or sometimes three people smoking and sipping and conversing, usually in grungy places and usually improvising -- at least that's the intended impression.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

At least three of the spots make the hour and a half worthwhile through an addicting blend of hilarity and beauty.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Bitingly witty and fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Jim Jarmusch's set of vignettes was filmed over 17 years and tells the intertwined stories of many famous individuals, and their love for coffee and… More
Carlos Magalhães
Casual as a coffee break and boasting Jarmusch's usual offbeat humor, this unpretentious collection of black-and-white vignettes is curiously entertaining… More
Chris Weber
A compilation of short vignettes filmed between the mid-80s and 2003, this is Jim Jarmusch's stylish, lo-fi ode to casual conversation over and about the… More
Steven Carrier
I love short stories and by extension I love anthology films. I was curious to see Jim Jarmusch's vignette collection "Coffee and Cigarettes" for… More
Graham Jones
In the same vein as Night On Earth this collection has some great scenes. Especially one with Bill Murray and the Wu-Tang Clan.
Unknown Hobo
Although I found this fillm incredibly slow and at more than one point ambiguous to a fault, it was charming none the less. Following multiple stories from many… More