Smokers Only
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In this downbeat drama, Reni (Cecilia Bengolea) is a woman in her early twenties who sings with a struggling rock group; she hasn't been getting along with her bandmates lately, and her personal life is nothing to speak about. Reni thinks her romantic luck may have changed when she meets Andres (Leonardo Brezicki), a handsome and charming man her own age, but she blanches when she discovers what he does for a living -- he's a hustler who is willing to have sex with men or women for the right price. Reni and Andres discover they share a mutual attraction, and she becomes emotionally… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A venturesome, beautifully realized psychological mood piece that reveals its first-time feature director's understanding of the expressive power of the camera."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Though its atmosphere is intriguing ... the drama is finally too predictable to leave much of an impression."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Humorless, self-conscious art drivel, made without a glimmer of intelligence or invention."
‑ Tim Merrill, Film Threat
"What a piece of hack work."
‑ , E! Online
"The characters are never more than sketches ... which leaves any true emotional connection or identification frustratingly out of reach."
‑ Mark Olsen, L.A. Weekly
"Ah, the travails of metropolitan life! Alas, another breathless movie about same!"
‑ Nick Rutigliano, Village Voice
"Chen films the resolutely downbeat Smokers Only with every indulgent, indie trick in the book."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"The film's hackneyed message is not helped by the thin characterizations, nonexistent plot and pretentious visual style."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The leads are so unmemorable, despite several attempts at lengthy dialogue scenes, that one eventually resents having to inhale this gutter romancer's secondhand material."
‑ David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter
"A sleek advert for youthful anomie that never quite equals the sum of its pretensions."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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