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  • Summary: This film traces the life of a young woman who has lost her job as a singer and her budding friendship and attraction to a male hustler in Buenos Aires. (Strand Releasing)
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. A venturesome, beautifully realized psychological mood piece that reveals its first-time feature director's understanding of the expressive power of the camera.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The film is a gorgeous nocturne of surprisingly little substance, a sleek advert for youthful anomie that never quite equals the sum of its pretensions.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    There is a great divide between a film about people in the throes of aimless, meandering lives and a film that is simply aimless and meandering. Smokers Only never acknowledges, let alone bridges, that gap.
  4. 40
    Too predictable to leave much of an impression.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    A walk on the "dark side" that moves far more slowly than limited character insight requires.
  6. A jumbled composite of blurred images, poetic yearnings and metaphoric dialogue.
  7. 30
    Detached performances and a murky sound mix further the sense of suspended animation.
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