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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's no denying the kick of Pitt's memorably offbeat performance and writer-director Tom DiCillo's stylish debut. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    None of it works, except for some moody cinematography, the on-screen charisma of lead actor Brad Pitt, moussed to the max as Johnny Suede, and the sheer likability of a few of his co-stars. [05 Feb 1993] show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Although it has a few technical flaws, mostly in pacing and tone, these are more than made up for by an intelligently funny and unsentimental script, and several noteworthy performances. [24 Nov 1992] show more

  • 50
    Ethan Alter TV Guide

    Johnny Suede's stylish, dreamlike mood and abstract dialogue cannot compensate for its unsatisfying storyline and characters. show more

  • 25
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Johnny Suede is too devoid of content to sustain our interest. [19 Sep 1992] show more

  • 80

    Offbeat, stylish and packed with some wonderfully bizarro moments. show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    DiCillo's humorous insight into the post-modern culture manifests into vivid characterizations that are enhanced by credible cast performances. show more

  • 42
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Johnny Suede seems in every way a pale imitation that is so vacuous and self-consciously hip that it just fades into nothingness. [13 Nov 1992] show more

  • 25
    Portland Oregonian

    It just drones on and on, so repetitiously that you wonder if some of the reels have been shown twice. [7 Nov 1992] show more

  • 25
    Baltimore Sun

    The whole thing is too preciously conceived. [05 Feb 1993] show more

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