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  • Summary: This documentary is a subjective, autobiographical meditation on the allure of cigarettes and their troubling legacy for the state of North Carolina. (First Run Features)
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
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  1. Deeply personal, morally alert, and highly entertaining.
  2. A brilliantly amusing couple of hours.
  3. By the end of this reflective, wise, often hilarious movie, you feel as though he (McElwee) has slapped a huge chunk of raw, palpitating life onto the screen.
  4. Inevitably poignant but also often amusing and always deeply touching.
  5. 75
    In a season of hyperven tilating political docu mentaries - witness Michael Moore and his imitators - Ross McElwee shows just how far subtlety can go with his latest charming effort, Bright Leaves.
  6. Another of his (McElwee) beguiling "personal chronicle" movies.
  7. 50
    Results in a weightless film. Worse still, McElwee's languid tone makes his journey lack conviction.

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