Kiss of Death - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kiss of Death Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Time Out
April 4, 2011
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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.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 19, 2008
A crackling thriller that feels unusually attuned to its lowlife characters.
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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...
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A riveting crime drama.
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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.
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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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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Caruso's acting is vivid, but amazingly quiet and internal, and it's fascinating to watch the kaleidoscopically conflicted emotions battle beneath his controlled surface.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Cage dominates the camera, stealing scenes by the sheer intensity of his inimitable strangeness.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Entertainment Weekly
May 19, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: A