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Just a Kiss (2002)



Average Rating: 4/10
Reviews Counted: 60
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 49

With annoying characters and gimmicks, the romantic comedy Just a Kiss is neither touching nor funny.


Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 24
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 21

With annoying characters and gimmicks, the romantic comedy Just a Kiss is neither touching nor funny.



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They say the heart goes where it will, and six people find theirs following a very complicated road map with a seventh creating some unexpected detours in this dark romantic comedy. Dag (Ron Eldard) is a successful director of television commercials who shares his home with his beautiful girlfriend, Halley (Kyra Sedgwick). Dag, however, has a serious case of roving eye and is given to frequent flings with other women. Halley tries to turn a blind eye to Dag's infidelity, but when she discovers


Comedy, Romance

Patrick Breen

Mar 18, 2003

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All Critics (64) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (49) | DVD (6)

What a mess.

November 14, 2002
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Winds up feeling like lots of other quirky movies that try to score hipness points with young adults.

October 26, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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We have poignancy jostling against farce, thoughtful dialogue elbowed aside by one-liners, and a visual style that incorporates rotoscope animation for no apparent reason except, maybe, that it looks neat.

October 18, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Overembellished to distraction.

October 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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For the most part Stevens glides through on some solid performances and witty dialogue.

October 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Just a Kiss wants desperately to come off as a fanciful film about the typical problems of average people. But it is set in a world that is very, very far from the one most of us inhabit.

October 10, 2002
Orlando Sentinel
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The cast is appealing but often looks lost, stranded between all of the conflicting directions.

January 2, 2007 Full Review Source:

Most of the actors struggle with the clunky dialogue and often look almost as uncomfortable delivering it as you'll feel sitting there watching them do so.

September 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

A near-laughless comedy.

December 13, 2002
Philadelphia Daily News

A lousy movie that's not merely unwatchable, but also unlistenable.

October 25, 2002 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

Breen's script has deadpan wit, though it becomes a little labored as it goes along.

October 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Can't get enough of libidinous young city dwellers? Try this obscenely bad dark comedy, so crass that it makes Edward Burns' Sidewalks of New York look like Oscar Wilde.

October 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

Occasionally amateurishly made but a winsome cast and nice dialogue keeps it going.

October 18, 2002 Full Review

The rather unlikable, unsympathetic characters make what is less than 90 minutes seem much, much longer.

October 18, 2002 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

An imponderably stilted and self-consciously arty movie.

October 18, 2002 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

Just a Kiss is a just a waste.

October 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

I'd have to say the star and director are the big problems here.

October 8, 2002 Full Review

So pretentious and off-putting, that even without annoying gimmicks and misplaced humor it would be hard to find it anything but irritating.

October 4, 2002 Full Review Source:

Can be classified as one of those 'alternate reality' movies... except that it would have worked so much better dealing in only one reality.

October 4, 2002
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Just a Kiss

I didn't like it. I tried watching it but it just did not flow and even the weather channel was more interesting.
April 18, 2012

Super Reviewer

Great movie by Fisher Stevens\! Good story plot- it follows the crazy antics of one person who knows right from wrong but easily submits to temptation. Great cast! Worth seeing.
October 26, 2008
Leo L

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