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Based on 32 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Tries for deadpan laughs but is merely lifeless. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A funny comedy for about 90 seconds. Then Bette Midler goes off a cliff. show more

  • 25
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The bad-taste murder farce is just an excuse for a bunch of actors to go slumming and ride about in - ha, ha - Yugos. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    It can be broadly funny when it does not lapse into lazy "Dukes of Hazzard" caricature, which is often. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Excuse me, but didn't Bette Midler already play this role? show more

  • 71
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Follows a predictable low-comedy path, but does it with such fierce appeal and beautifully wrought wit that it doesn't feel quite like any comedy American theaters have seen since the equally underrated "Grosse Pointe Blank." show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Executed on a pretty broad level, but if characterization is slighted, the ensemble is so rich, with such depth, that every few minutes another juicy turn keeps coming our way to divert us. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    A murder caper that could have been written by Agatha Christie during a pub-crawl. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Tasteless but sporadically uproarious black comedy. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    My problem was that I didn't care who killed Mona Dearly, or why, and didn't want to know anyone in town except for Chief Rash and his daughter. show more

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