Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers (2005)

The resolutely single Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 5, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bill Murray's subtle and understated style complements director Jim Jarmusch's minimalist storytelling in this quirky, but deadpan comedy.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The ending is sublime, a set piece that almost makes up for the overwhelming slightness of it all.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A very gentle and wry outing for Jarmusch and his star.

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Victoria Segal
New Statesman

... Broken Flowers, coming from a postcode of its own, doesn't quite deliver.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

Murray manages, almost impossibly, to come up with still another rich variation on his Depleted Man persona, and his performance is at once enormously generous and fiercely, concisely witty.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Completely charming, but ultimately slight.

Rob Gonsalves

Murray shows us that what was behind his early-period jaded-hipster shtick was a melancholy and fearful man.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

There's a real poignancy in watching Murray's emotional chill thaw from the heat generated by even the idea of romance, or at least its more libidinous evil twin, lust.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

You can't take your eyes off [Murray], and you leave Broken Flowers hoping he's feeling better -- about life, love, everything.

Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Many will relish Broken Flowers' refusal to serve up a resolution; others will find it frustrating. Inevitably, that's Jarmusch: like Murray's character journey, the rewards lie in the small moments that fade as much as the ones that linger.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Still-life with Bill. Low-key semi-detached and floaty. A little sad, a little funny and a lot of driving - at least there were good tunes for the ride.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"You are the Don Juan."</i> The film focuses on an aging "Don Juan" who embarks on a cross-country journey to track down… More
Chris Weber
The films of Jim Jarmusch are offbeat and quirky. This film continues that tradition. It also continues a recent trend of Bill Murray playing a sad sack… More
Tim Salmons
I had a hard time making up my mind about how I felt about Broken Flowers, but after much self-debate, I think I've made up my mind. I think the thing… More
Graham Jones
Jarmusch's gets back to true form after two mediocre projects. Bill Murray puts in yet another great performance.
Melvin White
Don Johnston: Well, the past is gone, I know that. The future isn't here yet, whatever it's going to be. So, all there is, is this. The present.… More