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Smoke

A Brooklyn cigar store anchors the vignettes that make up this lyrical Wayne Wang movie written by famous author Paul Auster. Auggie (Harvey Keitel), the store manager, is surprised by a visit from his ex-wife, who says their daughter is in trouble. Rashid (Harold Perrineau Jr.), a runaway searching for his father (Forest Whittaker), saves Auggie's customer, Paul (William Hurt), from being hit by a car, and changes his life forever.
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Netflix Rating: 3.5
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 93%
Critics' score: 93   Audience score: 87   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

With a cigar box of subplots, this episodic yarn is more numbing than boring, though its increasingly compelling narrative has the ill-timed misfortune to collapse completely in its final talky segment.

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  • Release Year: 1995
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 112 min
  • Available From: Sep 02, 2011
  • Queued by: 210 people
Directed By
Wayne Wang
Cast
William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Stockard Channing, Harold Perrineau, Ashley Judd, Forest Whitaker
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