Trees Lounge
Trees Lounge (1996)

Character actor Steve Buscemi made his debut as a writer and director with this seriocomic tale of a guy who is going through something but doesn't know just what it is. Tommy is a 31-year-old auto mechanic who lost his last job after… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 11, 1996
DVD 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

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: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A melancholy yet humorous look into alcoholism that should be remembered for its great dialogue that never sounds expository, yet the plot feels a bit dispersed… 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
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
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
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
Coxxie Mild Sauce
a real genius on and off screen.