Kiss of Death Reviews

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 23, 2005
A jumbled piece of cinematic crime fiction that's visually elegant but regularly confused about its own point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 24, 2009
The film is efficient enough, but it's a measure of Hathaway's limitations that it never once fulfills the paranoid delirium built into its subject.
Matthew Sorrento
November 16, 2009
If the production code didn't mandate the villain's defeat by the film's end, Udo would have walked away triumphant, tossing a butt at a flat-on-his-face Bianco.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 27, 2004
Gritty film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 18, 2007
...a solid, sporadically electrifying little thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 17, 2010
What really sets this noir a combination of Hathaway's deliberate craftsmanship and the small crackerjack ensemble led by Mature and Widmark
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 11, 2004
Vicious, still shocking crime drama
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
Hathaway's film noir is largely known for Richard Widmark's debut in an Oscar-nominated role of a giggling psycho who pushes old crippled ladies down the stairs.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
June 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 30, 2011
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006

May 24, 2003
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New York Times
August 8, 2006
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