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Based on 21 Reviews
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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Gets everything wrong, starting with a title that indicates a somewhat innocent romantic transgression. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    What a mess. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Stevens, an actor taking charge from the other side of the camera, and writer and co-star Breen are going for a romantic black farce, a darkly noble idea, but one that requires far more empathetic characters and funnier situations than they've created. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Marisa Tomei turns in a blitzkrieg performance. show more

  • 50
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Stevens has a keen sense of the absurd, but the whole thing is too forced - and his use of "rotomation" (last used in Richard Linklater's "Waking Life") to give a Timothy Leary-swirl to key dramatic moments winds up looking incongruous. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It's coherent, well shot, and tartly acted, but it wears you down like a dinner guest showing off his doctorate. show more

  • 38
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The result is a small independent film suffering from a severe case of Hollywood-itis. A cautionary tale minus the caution, Just a Kiss is just a cop-out. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie seems to reinvent itself from moment to moment, darting between styles like a squirrel with too many nuts. There is one performance that works, sort of, and it is by Marisa Tomei, show more

  • 25
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The best thing you can say about Just a Kiss is that it isn't every romantic comedy that throws in suicide, bondage and a plane crash in between all the bed hopping. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    This small-scale film isn't for all tastes. But veterans of the dating wars will smirk uneasily at the film's nightmare versions of everyday sex-in-the-city misadventures. show more

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