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Over Her Dead Body Reviews

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Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Ghost gets a romantic-comedy redo with this strained love-triangle tale.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

February 5, 2008
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Over Her Dead Body will find its best audience on airplane flights, where viewers will be unable to get up and leave without parachutes.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 5, 2008
Neil Smith
BBC.com

A desperately unfunny farce that doesn't need an audience so much as an exorcist.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 5, 2008
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Lowell has little to say about loss and love. But there's a talking parrot, and on some days, that's enough.

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: B

February 3, 2008
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Move over, 'One Missed Call.' You now face stiff competition for worst movie of the year from 'Over Her Dead Body.'

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

February 2, 2008
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

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 Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: D+

February 2, 2008
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

"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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

February 2, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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You may remember Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. This is Bleh Spirit.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

February 1, 2008
Cortney Rock
Premiere Magazine

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 Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 1, 2008
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Silly, campy and tepid - no hearts 'n' flowers here.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 3/10

February 1, 2008
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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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.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

February 1, 2008
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The tale [falls] short on imagination.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

February 1, 2008
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Derivative doesn't always mean dull, and this madcap paranormal love triangle is charming on its own terms.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 1, 2008
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/4

February 1, 2008
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The worst night at the movies in this young year.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 1, 2008
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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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

February 1, 2008
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Body gives us a bunch of people who would be better off dead.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 1, 2008
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Unfortunately wit-deprived.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 1, 2008
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 1, 2008
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

February 1, 2008
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