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Over Her Dead Body Reviews

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Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 5, 2008
Ghost gets a romantic-comedy redo with this strained love-triangle tale.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
February 5, 2008
Over Her Dead Body will find its best audience on airplane flights, where viewers will be unable to get up and leave without parachutes.
Neil Smith
BBC.com
February 5, 2008
A desperately unfunny farce that doesn't need an audience so much as an exorcist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 3, 2008
Lowell has little to say about loss and love. But there's a talking parrot, and on some days, that's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 2, 2008
Move over, 'One Missed Call.' You now face stiff competition for worst movie of the year from 'Over Her Dead Body.'
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 2, 2008
If it were considered unseemly to speak ill of dead films, then the only thing to recommend about Over Her Dead Body would be the lead actor's palpable indifference.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
February 2, 2008
"Over Her Dead Body" tells the story of an obnoxious and thoroughly unpleasant woman who dies in the first scene and still continues to annoy and aggravate. Unfortunately,it turns out that the film itself suffers from the same condition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 1, 2008
You may remember Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. This is Bleh Spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cortney Rock
Premiere Magazine
February 1, 2008
As a fledgling couple, Ashley and Henry fail to generate much on-screen heat. You would hardly notice anything "romantic" happening if the characters didn't verbally announce it. The list of tiny yet vital problems could go on...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
February 1, 2008
Silly, campy and tepid - no hearts 'n' flowers here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 1, 2008
The kindest context in which to put Over Her Dead Body, which was written and directed by Jeff Lowell, is that of a training film, a public display of people trying to master their craft. The best way to see it is not at all.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
February 1, 2008
The tale [falls] short on imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 1, 2008
Derivative doesn't always mean dull, and this madcap paranormal love triangle is charming on its own terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
February 1, 2008
Writer/director Jeff Lowell settles for a story that takes a little too long to tell, concocted situations a little too implausible to buy and repartee that occasionally hits the dartboard but never gets close to the bull's-eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
February 1, 2008
The worst night at the movies in this young year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
February 1, 2008
You can't even feel sorry for Henry, because anyone blind enough to want to marry Kate is clearly delusional and deserving of any misery that comes his way.
| Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 1, 2008
Body gives us a bunch of people who would be better off dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
February 1, 2008
Unfortunately wit-deprived.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2008
For what is essentially a screwball comedy, Over Her Dead Body is surprisingly uninspired, a frothy concept that offers little satisfaction in the way of execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
February 1, 2008
The grating presence of Longoria Parker will be enough to ruin the movie for many, but she's just one of many shortcomings in this romantic comedy, which seriously lacks both romance and comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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