Just a Kiss Reviews

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 21, 2002
Breen's script has deadpan wit, though it becomes a little labored as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2002
Occasionally amateurishly made but a winsome cast and nice dialogue keeps it going.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
October 17, 2002
For the most part Stevens glides through on some solid performances and witty dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 4, 2002
It's an old story, but a lively script, sharp acting and partially animated interludes make Just a Kiss seem minty fresh.
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 3, 2002
Stevens has a flair for dialogue comedy, the film operates nicely off the element of surprise, and the large cast is solid.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
October 2, 2002
Witty and often surprising, a dark little morality tale disguised as a romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
October 2, 2002
Fun, flip and terribly hip bit of cinematic entertainment.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 27, 2002
Veterans of the dating wars will smirk uneasily at the film's nightmare versions of everyday sex-in-the-city misadventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rod Armstrong
September 27, 2002
Whether Kiss is a future cult classic or destined to be completely forgotten is open to question, but the risk-takers in the crowd should check it out and form their own opinion.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 26, 2002
What elevates the movie above the run-of-the-mill singles blender is its surreal sense of humor and technological finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
September 26, 2002
Stevens' vibrant creative instincts are the difference between this and countless other flicks about guys and dolls.
Michael Dequina
January 2, 2007
The cast is appealing but often looks lost, stranded between all of the conflicting directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
August 6, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Rachel Sanders
Apollo Guide
September 24, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 50/100
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 31, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
December 13, 2002
A near-laughless comedy.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 14, 2002
What a mess.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 26, 2002
Winds up feeling like lots of other quirky movies that try to score hipness points with young adults.
| Original Score: C-
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Ken Eisner
March 27, 2009
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 11, 2002
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Arizona Republic
October 11, 2002

Boston Phoenix
October 5, 2002
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