Broken Flowers Synopsis
A bachelor (Bill Murray) tries to find out if he fathered a son.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Exhilaratingly slow, which for many will simply mean SLOW... Those who can downshift appropriately, however, stand to be enraptured.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
No actor is better than Bill Murray at doing nothing at all, and being fascinating while not doing it. Buster Keaton had the same gift for...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A movie of uncommon sweetness and delight.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Broken Flowers may be too low-key for laugh junkies, but Jarmusch fills his sharply observed comedy with wonderful mischief. The mix of...
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80

Wall Street Journal

Jarmusch's uncharacteristically mainstream -- wonderful -- road trip movie.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
For actresses of a certain age, Jarmusch's film amounts to a full-employment act...Best are Stone, transparent in her desire, and Conroy,...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This is Murray's subtlest performance, and one of his best.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Flowers is smartly observational -- but a little screen heat would be worth a bouquet.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A study of middle-class, middle-aged disappointment in its varying forms, a sober look at different life choices.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It skips merrily along the surface with its over-the-top vignettes but never seems to arrive at a destination. Nevertheless, the journey is...
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Rated R | For Graphic Nudity, Brief Drug Use and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Minimalist melodrama for older teens+.
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