Night on Earth
Night on Earth (1991)

Jim Jarmusch's deadpan comedy-of-the-night is a collection of five vignettes taking place in the enclosed space of a cab ride, each occurring simultaneously in five different cities and five different time zones -- Los Angeles, New York… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 4, 2007
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Though it may take a while to get Jarmusch's gist, hang in there; by the time Tom Waits growls his lovely closing waltz over the credits, Jarmusch has shown us moments most filmmakers don't even notice.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Unfortunately, Jarmusch's lackadaisical minimalist aesthetic and his chronic lack of energy are the only unifying elements.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Takes us to places most other filmmakers never do.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

With this, his fourth commercially released feature, Mr. Jarmusch again demonstrates his mastery of comedy of the oblique.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

"Night on Earth" sounds better than it turns out to be.

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Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

Jarmusch's most accessible exercise to date while also his least seen

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

At the end, we have learned no great lessons and arrived at no thrilling conclusions, but we have shared the community of the night, when people are unbuttoned and vulnerable - more ready to speak about what's really on their minds.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Night on Earth dawdles a bit, and a couple of the segments, notably the one in Helsinki, feel like half-baked epiphanies. Throughout, though, there are moments that catch you delightfully off guard.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Revisiting his interest in oblique comedy, Jarmusch explores a primal relationship, that of a passenger and taxi driver, using the cab as a temporary shared world, from which one party may emerge shaken up or feeling differently about himself/herself

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
I may be over inflating the rating by just a bit (maybe a half-star too many), but this movie, or better yet, collection of five related vignettes really got to… More
Anthony Lawrie
Jarmusch once said "The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events". Watch Night on Earth to understand exactly what he means by that. A… More
Graham Jones
With this collection of shorts Jarmusch still has done no wrong. I especially love the first sequence with Gena Rowlands and Winona Ryder as well as the… More
Ken Stachnik
Very funny and even touching at times. An odd cult film made in the way only Jarmusch can. Worth it for Benigni's segment alone.
Jennifer Xu
I so don't believe Winona Ryder as a cab driver but I think that's the point.
Michael S
Jarmusch's best work. A masterpiece. *On my "best of the 1990s" list.