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Parents' Guide to

200 Cigarettes

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Ensemble cast drinks and flirts through lame New Year's Eve.

Movie R 1999 101 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A stellar 1999 cast of soon-to-be stars (Ben Affleck, Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci, and more) are hopelessly trapped in this shrill, shallow film with a script that's neither funny nor intelligent. Nearly every scene is noisy, crowded, and overwrought. Some of the time very good actors struggle to give depth to one-note characters that have none; on other occasions, the actors let fly with over-the-top performances that sail in from sketch comedy venues or summer camp productions.

Finally, it's a movie that's very short on plot, even shorter on surprise and complexity (other than people running into each other repeatedly), and shorter still on satisfying resolution.

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