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Ruthless People Reviews

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 | Original Score: 4/5

July 31, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Much of the fun of this comedy is in watching what happens as virtually everyone in the movie tries to double-cross or otherwise take advantage of everyone else.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

July 31, 2013
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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An undemanding but well-executed entertainment.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

July 31, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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Ruthless People contains some of the biggest laughs of 1986.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 31, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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It's a rare kind of craftsmanship, and it produces a rare kind of pleasure.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 31, 2013
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.

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March 26, 2009

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.

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June 24, 2006
Thomas O'Connor
New York Times
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Though ''Ruthless People'' has few moments to equal the inspired lunacies of ''Airplane!'' it's a true farce -- uniformly, cheerily nasty...

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 21, 2003
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
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