200 Cigarettes 1999

Critics score:
28 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News: It feels more like a high-level acting workshop than a narrative film. Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: It gets by on personality. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: A light comedy, pure and simple (and hardly unfamiliar), but its makers sustain its energy through the unraveling of an intricate plot and bring to it a certain edge through a witty, sharp sense of observation. Read more

Paul Clinton (CNN.com), CNN.com: Incredibly boring, poorly written, half-conceived, self-serving film. Read more

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Ray Conlogue, Globe and Mail: There's no sign of the writerly derring-do that is really essential to daisy-chain storytelling. Read more

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture: Everybody vamps and preens as if it were amateur night in SoHo, and a few of the performers, such as Kate Hudson, appear ill-used. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: A tepid affair, distinguished by bland character development, uninspired and insipid dialogue, and a nonexistent plot. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Seeing a film like this helps you to realize that actors are empty vessels waiting to be filled with characters and dialogue. Read more

Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.com: Though it has its moments, 200 Cigarettes fails to make an impression because it doesn't have anything new to say about men, women or even Gloria Vanderbilt jeans. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: A succession of pointed little moments, nicely written by Shana Larsen and acted with comic assurance and sensitivity. Read more

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Jessica Winter, Village Voice: Nothing much happens, and that's the point, but all this wheel spinning could have used more grease. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: A twentysomething comedy with a brain-dead script, unflattering lighting and 16 performers in search of a scriptwriter. Read more