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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. 200 Cigarettes doesn't have a bad scene or a false note. The picture is a succession of pointed little moments, nicely written by Shana Larsen and acted with comic assurance and sensitivity.
  2. It's sweet, tart, brightly colored, insubstantial, and utterly lacking in nutritional value. It's also fun to consume, and harmless enough as long as it isn't your whole diet.
  3. 50
    While the film comes to a mildly clever conclusion, it feels like a bottle of vintage champagne that never gets to pop its cork at midnight. All that fizz potential wasted. [26 Feb 1999]
  4. Reviewed by: Sandra Contreras
    40
    Ridiculous haircuts and clothes can't compensate for the absence of real characters, which consigns much of the cast to cameo-like performances.
  5. Reviewed by: John Christian Hoyle
    25
    David Chappelle's performance as a cabbie is amusing, but the film should have been packaged with a Surgeon General's Warning - "Cigarettes is bad for you."
  6. 0
    More of a throwback to a period in the '70s when big-screen comedies like "FM" and "Thank God It's Friday" seemed to take all their cues from bad sitcoms, putting rice-paper-flat characters into vibrant settings and giving them nothing to do but exchange faux witty dialogue without the much-needed cues of a laugh track.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. DD.
    Feb 19, 2007
    8
    This movie has a little bit of everything for everyone. It's a period piece for some of us old enough to have lived it. It's a This movie has a little bit of everything for everyone. It's a period piece for some of us old enough to have lived it. It's a quirky romp through our early relationships and at the very least, it's pretty funny. Expand
  2. May 17, 2015
    7
    200 cigarettes has a popular, distinguished cast and many amusing moments. This comedy has all of the characters interacting on the same200 cigarettes has a popular, distinguished cast and many amusing moments. This comedy has all of the characters interacting on the same night. Some of the comedy is awkward so that is why the movie isn't a comedic masterpiece. However, if you're seeking a movie with talented actors and a totally diverse atmosphere, this is the movie for you. Expand
  3. May 8, 2011
    6
    Certainly not for everyone, its humour is awkward and does not leave a lasting impression. Rudd, Love and Chapelle dominate the film's keyCertainly not for everyone, its humour is awkward and does not leave a lasting impression. Rudd, Love and Chapelle dominate the film's key moments, which are limited, and some quotes will come in use for the odd house party. An interesting twist to conclude, and 100 minutes of prolonged conversation, nicotine intake and lack of anything stable wraps up in something that's alright if you've got nothing else lying around. Expand

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