Wristcutters: A Love Story Reviews

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine
October 11, 2010
This road movie romcom won?t leave you reaching for the razor blades.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 10, 2008
Having some laughs over suicide.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michael Ferraro
March 25, 2008
Wristcutters: A Love Story is like a suicidal Wizard of Oz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 6, 2008
It's certainly melancholic, occasionally funny, and ultimately life-affirming. But overall, it feels as if writer-director Goran Dukic dropped a rather promising ball.
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 22, 2008
It misses the opportunity to examine why a community of people - each of whom has already given up on life - would band together to form a new society of desperate misfits.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Derek Malcolm
This is London
November 23, 2007
It is a staggeringly awful road movie, not much enlivened by the presence of Tom Waits as a wizened participant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cath Clarke
November 23, 2007
The purgatorial premise is pleasingly eccentric but, in the end, Wristcutters falls victim to its washed-out mood, and limps bloodlessly to a close.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Daily Mirror [UK]
November 23, 2007
A dreary, self-consciously quirky indie flick that seems to go on forever, despite an economical running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 23, 2007
Veering from witty to occasionally trite, Wristcutters: A Love Story has plenty of originality on its side, but never manages to be more than the sum of its self-consciously quirky parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
November 23, 2007
A little self-consciously kooky but with an ace soundtrack that combines gypsy punksters Gogol Bordello with real-life plug-pullers this sure beats putting your head in the oven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Arendt
November 23, 2007
Dark subject matter, but Goran Dukic's film is whimsical and determinedly optimistic about life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 23, 2007
For the better part of the journey this a bizarrely uplifting yarn - razor sharp, you might say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
November 22, 2007
Opportunities to comment on the ethical grey areas of suicide are mostly squandered and, as the pointless digressions begin to pile up, your mind begins to drift from the action on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Matthew Turner
November 22, 2007
Enjoyably quirky black comedy that's clearly destined to become a cult movie amongst the Gothic contingent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
November 21, 2007
Despite being occasionally hilarious, director Goran Dukic should have toned down the wackiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Danny Bangs
Little White Lies
November 21, 2007
Another indie director more interested in style than substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
November 20, 2007
it is, like the limbo it portrays, a peculiar hybrid of recognisable, second-hand elements that somehow add up to something entirely sui generis - an idiosyncratic piece of magical realism whose characters are literally on the road to nowhere.
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
November 17, 2007
If you're going to make a comedy about suicide, you'd better make sure the jokes land. There are people out there who could use a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
November 17, 2007
Writer-director Goran Dukic, adapting an Etgar Keret novel, may be too successful in establishing suicideland as a fate worse than death. It really is an empty, dreadful place.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 14, 2007
It has 'midnight movie' written all over it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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