Film Reviews, Short Review

Down by Law (1986)

3.5/4

It’s this kind of languid, chilled, comedy-buddy movie-but-not-quite that Jim Jarmusch has always excelled in making. Whilst Down by Law lacks the uniquely isolated desperation and sadness of Jarmusch’s previous film Stranger than Paradise, it makes up for it partially via its superb casting. John Lurie, as ever, very proficient at playing completely unlikeable assholes as he does here. Then there’s Tom Waits, one of the coolest people to ever exist and always an underrated actor compared to the plaudits he receives as a musician. Finally there’s Roberto Benigni, one of the most naturally funny and hilarious human beings to have ever existed. Put the three in jail together, and the result is a film as funny and entertaining as you’d hope it to be.

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