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Based on 23 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hotly hilarious. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Neither hilarious nor a credible spoof. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A brilliantly pitch-perfect sendup of a particular type of cheesy movie. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Busch combines French absurdist theater and American performance art with a drag queen's flamboyant wit. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Occasionally stagy and flat, "Die" is worth seeing for Busch's grand performance, which won him a Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Taken together, the sum of so many parts is too schizophrenic to be wholeheartedly embraced -- the movie is played for parody, but with a veneer of respectability that leaves the whole endeavor betwixt and between. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The problem with Die, Mommie, Die, a drag send-up of the genre, is that it spoils the fun by making it obvious. show more

  • 38
    Chicago Tribune

    It's a screen adaptation of Busch's stage play of the same name, which never really went anywhere after its 1999 Los Angeles debut -- and doesn't go anywhere here. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    But fabulous though the allusions, sets and costumes are, Busch's performance is the movie's heart, and like the screen idols whose every gesture he's lovingly absorbed, Busch can pack a world of meaning into an arched eyebrow and a slight crack of the voice. show more

  • 30
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Seems more like an amateur revue, perfectly all right for what it is, but not meant to be seen beyond an audience of friends and family. show more

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