Movies Like Ruthless People

Opening

—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
33% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
80% The Congress Aug 29
72% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
19% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

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69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
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43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Ruthless People Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

July 30, 2002
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

June 19, 2005
Chris Peachment
Time Out
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A pity that the directors prove less ruthless than their own creations, but there is more than enough here for people who enjoy murder attempts on cute pet poodles.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Joanna Berry
Radio Times

DeVito and Midler are superb in their roles as the greedy philanderer and his screaming, overbearing other half.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 11, 2014
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Occasionally crude and tasteless, Ruthless People is a comedy with a vitriolic twist. It`s a comedy about people who love to hate, with actors who make it worth seeing.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

July 31, 2013
Ralph Novak
People Magazine

At its considerable best, Ruthless People is a riotous anomaly: a very good farce about very bad taste.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

July 31, 2013
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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DeVito is the mainspring of "Ruthless People," the engine of murderous intensity right at the center. His passion is so palpable that it adds weight to all the other performances in the movie.

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

January 1, 2000
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun

| Original Score: 3/5

April 8, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Grade-A black slapstick comedy. A truly hilarious film.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 9/10

October 10, 2001
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

| Original Score: 3/5

April 16, 2004
Clint Morris
Moviehole

One of the best comedy capers of the 80's

| Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2006
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Funny, nasty 80s update of "The Ransom of Red Chief." The Ref found similar dark laughs a decade later.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 22, 2004
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

DeVito at his best.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 4, 2006
Variety Staff
Variety
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Ruthless People is a hilariously venal comedy about a kidnapped harridan whose rich husband won't pay for her return.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News

The people who made Ruthless People probably expect us to laugh... at the pushy people who populate their story. And they're right: We will laugh -- not because we have lousy taste (and wicked thoughts) ourselves, but because their film is genuinely funny.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News

July 31, 2013
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

August 30, 2002
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A wonderful cynical comedy filled with mean-spirited, but humorous, zest. Loads of fun!

| Original Score: 4/5

October 9, 2003
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

| Original Score: 3/5

December 1, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
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The characters here aren't just bad; most of them are truly vile -- human slime. And the film makers chew them up (especially two nefarious bonbons played by Danny DeVito and Bette Midler) with the toothsome glee of jolly cannibals.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

July 31, 2013
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

| Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2005
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