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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Kasdan has inexplicably reduced flesh-and-blood characters to cartoons. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The result is an actor's dream, a film in which the truth of almost every scene has to be excavated out of the debris of social inhibition. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    The result is a one-joke movie. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    while not without pleasures, I Love You to Death essentially seems a film in search of a tone. [06 Apr 1990] show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Based on an allegedly true story, this is a dark comedy that begins with a charmingly light touch.... Alas, it's when the tale stays murderous, amateur night dragging into amateur day, that the picture loses both its energy and its edge. [09 Apr 1990] show more

  • 67
    Portland Oregonian

    The film nicely maintains its tone, somewhere between satire and farce. [07 Apr 1990] show more

  • 33
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    I Love You to Death is strenuously unclever. show more

  • 60
    Sheila Benson Los Angeles Times

    The pace of the direction and-especially-of the screenplay by playwright-television writer John Kostmayer-begins to crawl, weighing down everything. [06 Apr 1990] show more

  • 60
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    More problematical is the tone of the film, which attempts to be both compassionate and goofy, though the events are funny only if they are seen as farcical. show more

  • 60
    Hal Hinson Washington Post

    Despite its mixture of macabre slapstick and broadly stroked caricatures, the film has sleepy-time rhythms; it's easily the pokiest farce I've ever seen. show more

  • July 24, 2011 Sweetrose
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    The late Phoenix was cool,playing a friend of the family.Ullman plays a wife who is suddenly awakened to what her repairman husband (Kline) does.Rosalie takes vengence on Joey,in the face of his philandering.Hurt and Reeves play thugs who agree with mama Nadjia\'s (Plowright) plan of murder.This film is comical and hysterical.

  • September 24, 2009 bikerpilotpoet
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    "You know, getting shot in the head really makes you stop and think."...This line ALONE makes this movie worth seeing.. but there's a LOT more about this movie that will make you want to watch it at least twice. Based on a true story (If it wasn't, you'd never believe it ) about a philandering Pizza man (Kevin Kline) whose wife (Tracey Ulman) finds out that he's screwing about half the women in his neighborhood and hires a couple of stoners (William Hurt and River Phoenix) to kill him. One of the funniest monologues I have EVER seen is Kline's "confession" to his priest. I guaraneed you'll rewind the tape and listen it at least twice and laugh as hard the second time as the first....This is a comedy classic....

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