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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A movie about death that stubbornly refuses to come to life. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's not just that Pitt's performance is bad. It hurts. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie contains elements that make it very good, and a lot of other elements besides. Less is more. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Ultimately, the movie is a perfect mirror of its star -- looks great, seems empty. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Brest deserves credit for letting the story unfold at a thoughtful pace, but the drama falls apart in the last half-hour, gushing with exaggerated emotions and abandoning its fairy-tale premises for an unconvincing feel-good finale. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    You feel the full weight of the movie's three hours, since the filmmakers only had 90 minutes' of plot. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Meet Joe Black has the dubious distinction of being the longest film to date of 1998. It is also one of the most tedious and bombastic. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It doesn't pay to look too closely at this sumptuous fantasy, but if you're in the right mood to let it wash over you it's very warm and fizzy indeed. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Meet Joe Black flows nicely, and the whole of the film is bathed in some of the most sumptuous cinematography (courtesy of "Like Water for Chocolate's" Emmanuel Lubezki) of the year. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Sometimes clever and enjoyable, even touching, yet too often the film makes you feel as if you're in Sunday school. show more

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