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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    To Die For, sparked by a volcanically sexy and richly comic performance by Kidman that deserves to make her an Oscar favorite, is prime social satire and outrageous fun. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The murder plot is a cheap turn that says nothing about the nature of Suzanne's ambition. Without Suzanne's media-obsession as its focus, To Die For becomes just another fairly good black comedy. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Not since Tuesday Weld in "Pretty Poison" has an actress so played off her fresh-faced beauty for such pointed black-comic effect. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Kidman is superb at making Suzanne into someone who is not only stupid, vain and egomaniacal (we've seen that before) but also vulnerably human. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Kidman crafts a characterization of breathtakingly controlled artifice, dead-on timing, dizzyingly precise humor. Her part is a knockout--in every sense of the word. [6 Oct 1995] show more

  • 88
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Giddily impudent in its execution, pummelling in its message, To Die For is finally a comedy black enough for the tabloid television age. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    A conventional dark comedy with moments of unexpectedly biting wit. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This movie is no masterpiece, but it is an electric, colorful production that roasts the media and those obsessed by it over an open flame. show more

  • 63
    San Francisco Examiner

    Half snappy, sardonic and incisive and half slow-moving, goofy and dense. show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    Nicole Kidman does the best work of her career in a character that seems to fit her tighter than pantyhose. Swathed in camera-friendly pastels, she's dead from the neck up (a scene with uncredited George Segal confirms that) but she's got legs like scissors, ambition like a knife, and a will of pure steel. show more

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