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Kiss of Death Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
September 19, 2008
What's most effective about the new Kiss of Death is Tucci's marvelously slimy prosecutor.

TV Guide
September 19, 2008
Classy film noir, as you would expect from a team including director Barbet Schroeder, writer Richard Price, and Nicolas Cage...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 19, 2008
A crackling thriller that feels unusually attuned to its lowlife characters.

Film4
September 19, 2008
Gutsy dialogue, atmospheric direction, lots of night scenes and an uninhibited take on the source material.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 22, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
April 8, 2005
An interesting noirlike crime drama propelled by Cage's eccentric performance
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 7, 2005
Cage and Caruso strike sparks in this riveting piece of pulp fiction, but it's that first Kiss you'll remember.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's a sleek, muscular thriller played by a terrific ensemble cast...
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 21, 2002
Unjustly overlooked thriller packs a punch
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 18, 2002
Nicolas Cage is a riot. Caruso, immersing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
It ain't anything ground-breaking, but it gets the job done, and well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A riveting crime drama.
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 28, 2002
Price has a good sense of story structure, and this remake of the 1947 thriller is taut and engrossing.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Cage, one of the few American actors who gets more interesting from film to film, comes close to kidnaping the picture as Little Junior, a pumped-up but asthmatic thug who, like King Kong, is a gorilla with a wistful air about him.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Schroeder's film is fun to watch, even when it's being predictable or brutal, but its memory is nearly gone the next day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Every time Caruso has a scene with Jackson or Cage, he seems to be out of his depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
It's worth the price of admission just for a certain hilarious twist in Little Junior's strip joint
| Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
April 4, 2011
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