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Excess Baggage (1997)

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Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 5

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In this combination caper comedy and offbeat romance, Emily (Alicia Silverstone) is a wealthy but petulant young woman desperate to get the attention of her millionaire father, Alexander Hope (Jack Thompson). In fact, she's so desperate that she decides to stage her own kidnapping; she sends a ransom note, ties herself up, and locks herself in the trunk of her BMW, waiting for daddy to come to the rescue; however, Emily's timing is a bit off, because ten minutes later, hunky car thief Vincent

Feb 3, 1998

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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A good little comedy with a string of winning performances.

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Outstays it's welcome after a while, but Silverstone fans will still be in heaven - she's as cute as ever, and as cool as ever.

July 4, 2005
Moviehole

Bad romantic comedy

July 14, 2003
About.com

a series of flaccid, go-nowhere scenes featuring a sullen Silverstone and the inarticulate Benicio Del Toro...

June 23, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

This entertaining drama helps us see that meaningful coincidences join us with the right people just when we need each other the most.

February 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Excess Baggage aims for laughs, but will have to settle for chuckles.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A story without context or compass.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Excess Baggage

Spoilt brat decides to stage her own kidnap to get her dad's attention.
January 1, 2008
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T Tsang

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Fell in love with benicio del toro in this movie. Daaamnnn!! ;D
October 30, 2007
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Ginny  X

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Excess Baggage is a poorly executed romantic comedy that misfires. The story follows a young woman who fakes her kidnapping in order get her father's attention, but when her fake kidnapping turns real hijinks ensue. Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Walken deliver decent performances (given the weakness of the script), but Benicio Del Toro is horribly miscast and drags the film down. He has no chemistry with Silverstone and sucks the energy out of every scene. Additionally, the script is poor and doesn't really allow for much character development or thematic resolution. There's a bit of fun to be had here and there, but Excess Baggage is mishandled in every way.
July 7, 2012
Dann Michalski

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