Trees Lounge
Trees Lounge (1996)

Actor Steve Buscemi headlines and makes his directorial debut in this gritty tale of a 31-year-old alcoholic loser set in a Long Island blue-collar village. The loser is Tommy, a chronic underachiever who lives above (and spends most of his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

An impressive feature debut from indie icon Buscemi, a serio-comedy and character study of a barfly (played by Buscemi) and the entourage that frequents the same working bar day after day; John Cassavetes would have been proud of this film.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An engaging character study.

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Christopher Null

at least Buscemi doesn't let the self-pity get too thick

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Michael Dequina

Not nearly as interesting as Buscemi's body of work in front of the camera.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Better-than-solid directorial debut from Buscemi.

Eric Melin

a hard-nosed downer of a bender

Larry Carroll

Buscemi does a fine job directing this sad, realistic, sometimes humorous look into the life of an alcoholic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A melancholic yet humorous look into alcoholism that should be remembered for a great dialogue that never sounds expository, yet the plot feels a bit dispersed… More
Anthony Lawrie
I've waited 16 years to see this, I'm glad to report that it is as good as I'd hoped. I've always been a big fan of Steve Buscemi, who… More
Spencer S.
An independent powerhouse from the man who most exemplifies character actor, Steve Buscemi made a film that is patiently paced, full of pure character driven… More
Chris Weber
This is a great movie. I absolutely love it. It is rather slow-paced, which is why I guess some people find it boring, but to me, the slow pace shows the… More
Melvin White
Marie: You don't go to work every day. You go to a bar every day.† "A story about one man's search... for who knows what" Trees Lounge is… More
Film Crazy
wot i saw i was bored but i guess im going to haveto sit down and watch this movie properly! i like steve buscemi so i will give this movie a second chance