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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 2, 2011
Full of...goofy ironies, and while it ain't Molière, it is a pretty great entry in the teen-comedy genre. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

TV Guide
July 24, 2007
Unfortunately, only about half of the many jokes and gags in the film are actually funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 19, 2007
perhaps the greatest movie of all time
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 23, 2006
Hilarious and brilliantly deadpan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
I've rarely met anyone who didn't secretly love it passionately.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carlo Cavagna
August 12, 2003
Forget Citizen Kane. As a matter of history, this seminal film is unquestionably the finest work of cinema ever made. Required viewing for all students and fans of the art form.
| Original Score: B+
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 31, 2003
strives to be offbeat and sometimes works itself into a sweat doing so. The humor often hits the bullseye, however...
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Classic '80s Cusack vehicle.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 10, 2003
Better Off Dead's charm stems from its imagination and attitude.
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film doesn't seem to have much of a focus. But it doesn't seem to want one, either.
| Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
John Cusack launched his career as a lovable loser at love with this teen comedy about a guy who gets dumped when his girlfriend decides to trade up.
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
John Cusack can even turn a no-brainer into worthwhile entertainment
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 8, 2002
A unique, kooky gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Janet Branagan
Apollo Guide
August 8, 2002
Although the plot is sweet and simple, the laughs are what make this movie stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
August 8, 2002
It's a sure bet you're gonna have fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
July 13, 2002
I love this movie, with its bizarre tangents and dream sequences.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
November 13, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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