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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Environmentalists are up in arms. "Where did the shit go?" they want to know. The answer is painfully obvious: into the screenplay. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is neither fish nor fowl nor some arresting new entity, but a lumpish coagulation of conflicting impulses and unrealized gestures. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Envy is in the unenviable position of saddling two of Hollywood's most talented comic actors with a script that doesn't do them justice. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Envy makes a pretty entertaining three-minute trailer. If only they'd left it at that. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Envy is such an ugly emotion, perhaps it deserves an ugly movie. Barry Levinson's Envy fills the bill - a mean-spirited black comedy saturated with dog-poo jokes and only intermittent yowls of mirth. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    The laughs tend to come in fits and starts, built around individual set pieces rather than being generated organically out of the storytelling. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The movie works fairly well as a pitch-dark comedy, and very well as a dead-on satire of upward mobility and its discontents. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Quirky and enjoyable. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Black somehow feels reigned in; shaved and barbered, he's lost his anarchic passion and is merely playing a comic role instead of transforming it into a personal mission. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    [Walken's] every minute on screen is filled with that level of jittery invention, and, watching him at play, not even the flintiest temper could resist a wide grin. Envy can surely be a trial, but Saint Christopher is there to ease our troubled journey and see us smilingly home. show more

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