Stranger Than Paradise is ace director Jim Jarmusch's first film, and one of his best. It concerns a man in New York City who is reluctant to take in his female cousin for a 10 day... Read morePublished on July 22 2011 by Mark Andrew Brown
Maybe THE perfect movie, very funny, very close to the bone & improves immensely with each viewing.
Back when hip meant wise rather than trendy, I would have tagged it the... Read more
This is not an exciting film. It is a love story -- a platonic love story about an American, played by John Lurie, who "doesn't even consider himself part of [his] family anymore,"... Read morePublished on June 8 2003 by Alexanderplatz
I saw this film years ago when it first came out at a little independent theatre in Boston's Back Bay. Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2002 by James Ferguson
This ranks as one of my favorite films of all time. However, I think one's opinion is affected by whether you see it on the big screen or TV. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2002 by Elvis-from-Hell
Lest I incite hatred from that title alone, I'll explain myself: I loved "Magnolia" -- a movie many deemed boring and confusing, I loved "Bottle Rocket" and "Rushmore" -- movies... Read morePublished on June 29 2002
It's an old Python joke but it best sums up my feeling towards all the glowing reviews of what appears to be a technically competent but boring movie. Seriously, though. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2002
I saw this movie in 1984 in a great old theatre in Sacramento, California...three times. This is without a doubt my favorite movie of all time. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2002 by "frago67"
Stranger Than Paradise is the most original, sensitive, intelligently humorous and satisfying movie I have ever seen. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2001 by "andrewsr3"