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airi86ja

Its truly amazing feeling to watch such an old movie in cinema - it gives you extra emotions.
I loved the film so much! It's so delicate, funny, musical.
R. Benigni made me laugh all the time.
Tom Waits was extraordinary and crazy so much.
To sum up: one of the greatest comedies i've ever seen.
Best compliments to J. Jarmusch once again.
10 years 7 months ago
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MathianSim

The best buddie movie ever.
8 years 4 months ago
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Siskoid

Jim Jarmusch is the king of offbeat decisions, and Down by Law is a good example - the characters, the pacing, the choice of what to look at, everything takes a left when another movie would take a right. Indeed, bifurcation is one of the themes. Three men make a wrong decision and find themselves in a Louisiana parish jail (mostly on bum raps), Robert Frost is evoked, and the film ends on a fork in the road (and the third choice of not moving at all). And no closure. In a final twist, the audience is left to its own devices and asked to decide which path is the better one. A jazzy atmosphere pervades, a music of many paths. I'm not entirely convinced by the free-form plot, but the cinematography often makes up for the film's listlessness - clever lighting cues, wonderful bayou shots in nitrate silver... I think my main problem is probably with Roberto Benigni, who I don't find that funny, or for the most part, intelligible (though I love his dance at the end), but his energy is a good contrast to Tom Waits' and John Lurie's, who are, first and foremost, musicians (who, in fact, collaborated on the score). Their stillness makes them the better actors here.
6 months 2 weeks ago
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ClassicLady

All I have to do is see Roberto Benigni and I start to laugh! He doesn’t even have to utter a word. I must admit though, this was not one of my favorites of his although it was a good movie. Love the way the guys interacted and grew to not only tolerate each other, but become friends because of their circumstances.
4 years 2 months ago
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acoltismypassport

Buzz off!
7 years 10 months ago
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Casaubon

Masterpiece
10 years 11 months ago
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Lord Magus

law
11 years 3 months ago
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Arvidur

by
11 years 3 months ago
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HansEmilx3

down
11 years 3 months ago
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