• PG-13, 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Bob Balaban
    In Theaters:
    Aug 6, 1993 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 3, 2002

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My Boyfriend's Back Reviews

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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The movie is full of nonsensical plot twists, embarrassingly broad performances and unappealing characters.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

July 15, 2014
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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An awful teen horror comedy.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

July 15, 2014
Lorien Haynes
Radio Times

As naff and dreadful as the title suggests.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 1/5

July 15, 2014
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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Simply put, absolutely none of it works. The movie utterly fails to set a foundation for its dark fantasy, effectively turning every character into a moron.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1/4

July 15, 2014
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

My Boyfriend`s Back is the lamest of the lame so far.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

July 15, 2014
Steve McKerrow
Baltimore Sun

Even viewers able to get past the disturbing setup of the film's critical plot element will find an uneven mess of under-realized ideas and overdone grotesqueries.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 1/4

July 15, 2014
Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
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My Boyfriend's Back is obviously aiming for the subversive high school yuks of 1989's Heathers, but the story line never bothers to make sense.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

November 6, 2009
Variety Staff
Variety
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Napkin-thin pic starts falling apart in the first reel.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Better he should've stayed away.

| Original Score: 2/5

August 29, 2006
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

The movie they ought to play at all future Philip Seymour Hoffman roasts

| Original Score: 0/5

October 10, 2005
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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If My Boyfriend's Back is an irredeemably silly movie, it has an engaging lightness of tone and uniformly impeccable performances by a cast that maintains just the right attitude of deadpan parody.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

I've always had a soft spot for this one. I think it's pretty darn funny!

| Original Score: 3/5

July 27, 2002
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

My Boyfriend's Back is one of the year's worst films, an idiotic spoof of zombie movies that wants desperately to be on a par with Monty Python but doesn't have the nerve -- much less the laughs.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A parody of a cliché with a lousy ending and sub-par zombie effects.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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A gross comedy about a teenage zombie's romance with the prettiest girl in school, it is cheaply made, thoroughly cliched and absolutely guaranteed to turn your stomach.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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As it is, My Boyfriend's Back is as mindless as a movie can get. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it certainly isn't a heartfelt endorsement.

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

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

October 14, 2005
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 0/5

September 27, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2004
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 2/5

October 7, 2002
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