Kiss of Death - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kiss of Death Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It shouldn't be disjointed and uncompelling, but it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The picture is watchable, but nothing about it will linger, except perhaps the feeling that, with a more polished script, it might have been significantly better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
If you savor movies about sleazy plea bargains and other lawyer hardballing, Death has its moments. Otherwise the latest from director Barbet Schroeder is only a movie of moments.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 2, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
Violent crime tale which Caruso hoped would make him a movie star. It didn't.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 17, 2004
The real mystery is why Caruso left NYPD Blue.
| Original Score: 2/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Brandon Judell
May 28, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
The real problem with this film is a so-so screenplay: the dialogue is lame, and many scenes lack any real suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
If you've got three spare hours and a yen for good filmmaking, skip Kiss and rent the real thing, not the pale copy.
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
Atmospheric yet ultimately hollow exercise in tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
September 18, 2002
Nicolas Cage is a riot. Caruso, immersing.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Todd McCarthy
September 19, 2008
A crackling thriller that feels unusually attuned to its lowlife characters.
Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
Now that Woody Allen has abdicated the throne, Price is the soul-of-New-York screenwriter.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
April 22, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
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
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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