Over Her Dead Body Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 1, 2008
A wan, sad-eyed romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 12, 2009
... neither funny, charming or anything else that will make it a memorable hour and a half of viewing pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 1, 2008
Consider for a moment how this movie might play if it took itself seriously. Would it be better than as a comedy? I suspect so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 30, 2008
While not horrifically bad, it's as mediocre a motion picture as you're likely to find in a multiplex this season.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
January 31, 2008
starts out badly, gets much worse, and then after it is just dull for a while, it veers off into a whole new category of awful.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
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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
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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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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
February 1, 2008
An unsurprising entry in that hoary micro-genre of romantic comedies to feature a fresh-from-the-corpse disembodied spirit who just can't seem to get a move-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
January 30, 2008
For a pure shot of cinematic depression, nothing quite tops opening credits that end with "...and Jason Biggs."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
Well, this could have been a lot worse, instead it's just a piece of forgettable, mediocre fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com
January 31, 2008
Rudd and Bell can only goes as far as the director allows, and their efforts are further neutered by an odious supporting performance from Jason Biggs and Longoria's grating turn as a vengeful, horrible actress. I mean spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
February 1, 2008
As far as romantic comedies go, the hackneyed Over Her Dead Body falls more towards the bottom of the heap
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 5, 2008
...a clanking Frankenstein of a movie, stitched together from pieces plundered from the bodies of romantic comedies that went before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
February 1, 2008
The Ghosts of Romantic Comedies Past must have visited writer/director Jeff Lowell as he pounded out the screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 1, 2008
Over Her Dead Body, billed as a romantic com edy fantasy, is in reality a mystery: The Case of the Missing Jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
January 31, 2008
A viciously boring retread of every movie you've ever seen in which dead people come back to watch over their loved ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2008

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January 30, 2009
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