By Leah Greenblatt
Updated September 02, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Jim Jarmusch, never a filmmaker to skimp on his soundtracks, has the magpie eye of a truly gifted song collector with Broken Flowers: Highlights include a three-minute snippet of a sludge-rock classic, ”Dopesmoker,” by Sleep; swooning, stompy, retro atmospherics courtesy of Ethiopian artist Mulatu Astatke; excellent bookends from garage-rock throwbacks the Greenhornes; and — why not? — a little classic Marvin Gaye (”I Want You”). Surprisingly sexy for a movie about middle-aged ennui.

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