Bagdad Cafe
Bagdad Cafe (1988)

After breaking down in the middle of the California desert, a German couple begin to argue, and the wife walks. She ends up at a flea-bitten truck stop that is the second home to a group of odd characters, and she begins to transform their… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 29, 1988
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Unfortunately, the film's curious conceits remain implausible even on a fantasy level, and most of the satirical possibilities are either sidestepped or fumbled.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This 20-year-old film reminds us of a time before independent movies became the formulaic fare they often are these days.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Just as the main character slowly grows on people in the film, it can draw in reluctant viewers.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An exotic celebration of the beauty of human personality and friendship.

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Emanuel Levy

Percy Adlon's first English-speaking film is a charming fable about the friendhsip between two vastly different women.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
This enjoyable fable is expertly edited and knows how to use a surreal cinematography to enhance the sense of oddness created by its rather unusual story. But… More
Anastasia Bartzoulianou
beautiful. mesmerising, joyful film-making, of the kind that you wish there was more. reality and dream mix - Percy Adlon knows the right doses. a happiness… More
Randy Tippy
Starts out like low budget community theater but that's probably part of its charm. <i>Bagdad Cafe</i> has substance and heart that reveals… More
Donna Dawson
I think I found a favorite in this simple but yet charming movie. Wonderful scripted with great acting by both Sagebrecht and Pounder. Not to mention great… More
Daniel Parsons
Bizarre, eccentric, and for the most part quite wonderful film. Jasmin, a tourist from Bavaria, Germany, walks away from her husband in the middle of the Mojave… More
Leo L
Good movie!