An acquired taste if ever there was one (as with most of the director's movies!) but not without its charms. The pacing seems slow and one might argue the whole thing is a tad pointless, though I am just assuming that I in fact missed the point. It was pretty to watch though. 3 stars.
This movie was an old favourite and we loved it when we first saw it. A bit slower paced than I remembered but Roberto Beningni is hilarious and provides the colour for this BW flick.
An all time favourite - great to rewatch - waits is great - jarmusch a fine filmmaker
Low-key crazy, simple story told with quirkiness and character as you'd expect from director Jim Jarmusch; standout performances from Tom Waits,
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi and Ellen Barkin among others. A story about sad, lost souls? Yes — but with the life force to keep on going, inspiring in a whacked out way. Loved it!
Cool flik. Rests on Jarmusch's expert direction, witty dialogue and the humourous portrayals by Benigni and Lurie, & Tom Waits is actually quite good too. This is a subtle film - it doesn't rely on special effects or lots of action.
Doesn't seem to get off the ground-real slow stuff!
"Different" ,quirky comedy, but fantastic! I'd seen it before years ago and just HAD to get it out to see it again.
Barely watched 10 minutes worth. 10 minutes wasted!
This movie should have bored and infuriated me. It was long and slow paced, but of course it had the characteristic Jarmusch beauty that captivated me. There's some great subtle comic moments. I believe there is a special place in hell for Roberto Begnini, but he's a good addition to this film.
I would only advice this movie to a fan of Roberto Benigni
if you're a jarmusch fan. slow paced beat aesthetic, benigni adds comic action. lots of interesting camera work, set shots that let the movement permeate the screen, adding texture and presence to story.. could be boring for those not interested in more technical aspects or not familiar with his work. stranger than paradise probably a better entry
a quirky little film with a charming performance from Roberto Benigni
Pointless. Three guys get in prison, escape, and walk away. So what?
There are some funny scenes, but the whole movie would easily fit in 45 minutes.
This is a great movie, that is worth watching just to see the hilarity of Tom Waits in a hairnet doing a weather report!