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Better Off Dead Reviews

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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
July 19, 2007
perhaps the greatest movie of all time
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 23, 2006
Hilarious and brilliantly deadpan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2005
I've rarely met anyone who didn't secretly love it passionately.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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+
July 31, 2003
strives to be offbeat and sometimes works itself into a sweat doing so. The humor often hits the bullseye, however...
July 14, 2003
Classic '80s Cusack vehicle.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2003
Better Off Dead's charm stems from its imagination and attitude.
May 20, 2003
The film doesn't seem to have much of a focus. But it doesn't seem to want one, either.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
September 17, 2002
John Cusack can even turn a no-brainer into worthwhile entertainment
| Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
August 8, 2002
A unique, kooky gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
July 13, 2002
I love this movie, with its bizarre tangents and dream sequences.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2018
Mired in this is Cusack ("The Sure Thing"), an unusually adept verbal comedian not so adept (to his credit) at this kind of slapstick.
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
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