There are certain movies that if you reveal that you've never seen you get a reflexive "really?" (I've never seen The Godfather or Dirty Dancing, for example. Did you just say "really?" in your head?) And then there are movies that you might need to see because your wife and in-laws quote them constantly. Fortunately, I like Jim Jarmusch, so it wasn't a chore to watch Down by Law. And I suppose, if you weren't into this style, it could be. Jarmusch certainly never met a long, slow take that he didn't like.
FuzzyCo grade: A