The Million Dollar Hotel
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Legendary filmmaker Wim Wenders returns to the screen with this loosely structured murder mystery. The Million Dollar Hotel unites Wender's obsession with cool music, lost souls, and American trash culture. Set in 2001, the film opens with Tom Tom (Jeremy Davies) taking a flying leap off the roof of the Million Dollar Hotel, an ironically titled dive in the seedy section of L.A. Told in an extended flashback, Tom Tom recounts the murder investigation of a down-and-out artist and son of a media mogul, Izzy Goldkiss (Tim Roth), who also fell off the hotel. FBI special agent Skinner (none… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

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"It is probably asking too much of this phantasmagoria that it make sense."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"If any of these characters were half as resonant as Wenders appears to think they are, the film might have seemed charming instead of merely stranded."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Self-indulgent and boring; mature teens only."
‑ Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
"An absurd comedy set in an LA flophouse..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Doesn't live up to its name, nor to the promise of big-name stars like Gibson, Bono or Jovovich."
‑ Janet Branagan, Apollo Guide
"If you're looking for a defining Wenders image, try starting with the gloomy angels in overcoats in Wings Of Desire."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Audiences partial to this rather rarefied material will find plenty to enjoy in the technically polished production, but those not on Wenders' wavelength will be seriously alienated."
‑ David Stratton, Variety
"Les amateurs de films se basant avant tout sur le développement d'ambiances langoureuses seront conquis d'avance."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"The kind of kitchen sink included disaster that Wenders has demonstrated he will make more often than not."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Turns out to be almost as shabby as its name."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
"An exercise in whimsy."
‑ Kevin Maynard, Mr. Showbiz
"The script that Nicholas Klein has conjured from Bono's idea is a quicksand that sucks down a solid cast."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A delicate, immensely moving elegy about jewels in the trash, love amidst suffering, fraternity in poverty."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"It plays like a sop thrown down by a genius who imagines his every pensée is both precious and engagingly satirical."
‑ Jay Stone, Ottawa Citizen
"If you're tired of feeling numb, The Million Dollar Hotel is a great place to check into for a couple of hours."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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