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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. Reviewed by: Steven Mikulan
    This film may never attain a critical mass of satiric understanding about its milieu or time, but at least its individual moments provide plenty of harmless laughter.
  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. The plots vary widely in their watchability -- from mildly amusing to stupefyingly godawful.
  5. Reviewed by: John Christian Hoyle
    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. A twentysomething comedy with a brain-dead script, unflattering lighting and 16 performers in search of a scriptwriter...[It] feels like one-sixth of an idea stretched to the breaking point.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DD.
    Feb 19, 2007
    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 8, 2011
    Certainly 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