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Better Off Dead Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
November 13, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 21, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5

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
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
John Cusack can even turn a no-brainer into worthwhile entertainment
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 23, 2006
Hilarious and brilliantly deadpan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
July 13, 2002
I love this movie, with its bizarre tangents and dream sequences.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 12, 2002
Read More | 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+
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
August 8, 2002
It's a sure bet you're gonna have fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 10, 2003
Better Off Dead's charm stems from its imagination and attitude.
July 19, 2007
perhaps the greatest movie of all time
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Classic '80s Cusack vehicle.
| Original Score: 4/5
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