• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David O. Russell
    In Theaters:
    Mar 22, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 15, 1999
  • Miramax Films

Opening

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—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

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Flirting With Disaster Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

When I caught this modern-day screwball comedy in theaters I didn't think much of it, and it's even less appealing now.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 26, 2006
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 1/5

March 6, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

February 8, 2004
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 2/5

February 12, 2003
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

"Flirting With Disaster" is no exception to Stiller's disappointing cinematic track record.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There are conventions in this sort of story, and Russell seems to violate most of them. He allows the peculiarities of his characters to lead them away from the plot line and into perplexities of their own.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Rocchi
Netflix

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Avoiding the safety of the PC blanket, David O. Russell has crafted a canny, crafty and altogether adorable little misfit of a movie.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 1, 2004
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

One Stiller movie I actually enjoyed.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 14, 2004
Clint Morris
Moviehole

A riot from start to finish. You'll laugh so hard you'll cry!

| Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2002
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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This whacked-out road comedy about a young man's search for his real parents takes any number of unexpected turns, most of them bitingly funny.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Entertainment for the whole dysfunctional family.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 13, 2008
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2003
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 27, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

If Russell is erratic with plot and the slightest bit smug in attitude, he makes up for these flaws by drawing fun, inspired performances from his ace cast.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B-

July 30, 2004
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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