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I Love You Phillip Morris Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Jim Carrey succeeds but the film is too mean-spirited and its supporting players too one-dimensional to make this story worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
January 5, 2011
It's a jokey, flirty pile of wink-wink to let the audience know these two heterosexual actors are pretending to be in love just to get a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
July 11, 2011
I'm describing I Love You Phillip Morris as an inferior version of Catch Me If You Can. It's trying to tell a similar story in a similar vein but it just doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 16, 2011
I like the outre screwball flavor of the piece; it feels a little like Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can crossed with one of John Waters' gently transgressive cult movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
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James Berardinelli
December 10, 2010
Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of I Love You Phillip Morris is its inability to maintain the high level at which it begins -- a withering lampoon of wholesome, middle class values.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Alex Zane
Sun Online
March 22, 2010
You're left with a feeling of a missed opportunity. I just like you, Phillip Morris.
Alexander Pashby
Little White Lies
March 22, 2010
Unfortunately, the fact that it's based on a true story is the only convincing thing about the movie.
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
December 10, 2010
The romance between them is touching at its best moments, corny at its worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 17, 2010
The trouble is that, while Carrey is transforming himself into a guy who fills a hole in his soul with a big big love, Ewan McGregor is barely skimming the surface of his (admittedly underwritten) nice-guy role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Stevens
E! Online
December 2, 2010
Let's just be friends, Phillip Morris, 'K?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
December 2, 2010
Though Carrey seems to be giving his heart to Steven's romance with Phillip, and pouring a lot of sweat equity into very vigorous sex, he never gets beyond his Jim Carrey-ness to let us discover the character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 3, 2010
"I Love You Phillip Morris" not only blasts gay stereotypes back decades, it could actually make people wish for a third Ace Ventura movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 27, 2010
Carrey and McGregor are fascinating as prison lovers, but the dark tone and explicit sexuality make for a confusing film that also tries to be funny. It rarely succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 2, 2010
Directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, who wrote the wickedly hilarious Bad Santa, assume a mocking tone that falls flat. They aspire for a cleverly offbeat vibe, but it feels forced and calculated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 22, 2010
The cons and the crimes misfire on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Tallerico
December 10, 2010
It's somewhat appropriate that the movie nearly debuted on DVD stateside since it's worth a rental for Carrey but too frustrating for the cost of theatrical admission.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
March 19, 2010
Loved the chutzpah, but the heart and the funny bone are left relatively untroubled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
December 9, 2010
Steven Russell is a slippery character that the film never fully gets its hands on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Willie Waffle
December 28, 2010
Lots of hilarious antics, but not a comprehensive film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeremy Heilman
July 8, 2010
Defined by puppy love, a crude sense of humor, and rampant immorality, the characters here are as repulsive and shallow as the film that contains them.
Full Review | Original Score: 22/100
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