Kiss of Death Reviews

  • Jan 03, 2017

    Pendant un peu plus de 90 minutes, Kiss of Death semble être un thriller de série, plutôt bien ficelé, avec des rebondissements constants, des dialogues plutôt sympathiques (surtout quand ils sont déclamés par Stanley Tucci en avocat salopard), un David Caruso assez bon en lead, un Ving Rhames monolithique et un Samuel L. Jackson flic bon copain. Ce serait sans parler de la principale qualité du film : Nicolas Cage. En big bad asthmatique complètement allumé (on le voit faire de la musculation en soulevant une strip-teaseuse telle une haltère), Cage fait n'importe quoi constamment et le fait bien, amenant une touche de folie qui, étrangement, marche particulièrement bien dans un film pourtant sérieux. C'est cette étonnante association qui fait du film de Barbet Schroeder un film à voir.

    Pendant un peu plus de 90 minutes, Kiss of Death semble être un thriller de série, plutôt bien ficelé, avec des rebondissements constants, des dialogues plutôt sympathiques (surtout quand ils sont déclamés par Stanley Tucci en avocat salopard), un David Caruso assez bon en lead, un Ving Rhames monolithique et un Samuel L. Jackson flic bon copain. Ce serait sans parler de la principale qualité du film : Nicolas Cage. En big bad asthmatique complètement allumé (on le voit faire de la musculation en soulevant une strip-teaseuse telle une haltère), Cage fait n'importe quoi constamment et le fait bien, amenant une touche de folie qui, étrangement, marche particulièrement bien dans un film pourtant sérieux. C'est cette étonnante association qui fait du film de Barbet Schroeder un film à voir.

  • May 30, 2016

    Not great but not bad, Caruso is fine as the criminal trying to turn his life around but the supporting cast really makes this film. Great turns by Sammuel L Jackson, Ving Rhames, Michael Rapaport, and of course Nicholas Cage in one of those insane Cage performances which left me counting down the minutes until he got on screen again.I would have liked a film about just his character.

    Not great but not bad, Caruso is fine as the criminal trying to turn his life around but the supporting cast really makes this film. Great turns by Sammuel L Jackson, Ving Rhames, Michael Rapaport, and of course Nicholas Cage in one of those insane Cage performances which left me counting down the minutes until he got on screen again.I would have liked a film about just his character.

  • Apr 27, 2016

    An above average mid '90s movie before Nic Cage and Sam Jackson became cartoon versions of themselves. And when we all thought David Caruso was going to be a star.

    An above average mid '90s movie before Nic Cage and Sam Jackson became cartoon versions of themselves. And when we all thought David Caruso was going to be a star.

  • Jan 08, 2016

    good another lost review

    good another lost review

  • Jul 31, 2015

    can't stand David Caruso, can't act

    can't stand David Caruso, can't act

  • Apr 23, 2015

    There's good over the top Cage then there is this slop,add in thinking this is the star vehicle Caruso left NYPD Blue for and this bomb is lit.

    There's good over the top Cage then there is this slop,add in thinking this is the star vehicle Caruso left NYPD Blue for and this bomb is lit.

  • Feb 24, 2015

    A fair remake with fair acting from a cast that could've done better. Certain liberties were taken in doing this remake which made it slightly better than the original.

    A fair remake with fair acting from a cast that could've done better. Certain liberties were taken in doing this remake which made it slightly better than the original.

  • Dec 26, 2014

    David Caruso is shit amongst all other great performances from the likes of Nic Cage, Sam L Jackson, Ving Rhames, Michael Rappaport, and Stanley Tucci

    David Caruso is shit amongst all other great performances from the likes of Nic Cage, Sam L Jackson, Ving Rhames, Michael Rappaport, and Stanley Tucci

  • Aug 08, 2014

    The 1990's were a great decade for crime dramas, and "KIss of Death" is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated gems there was. This smartly written, complex thriller is a real joy to uncover, loosely based on the 1947 film of the same name that updates the plot in all the right ways. Screenwriter Richard Price not only makes the material relevant for more modern times but he also intricately layers the plot so the film surprises at every turn and keeps it fresh and worth following. It also features one of the best ensemble casts of the year, with a terrifically maniacal performance by Nicolas Cage at the center of it all. He doesn't play villains very often, which is something he should reconsider after seeing his rage-filled, adrenaline-fueled performance in this. The film stars David Caruso, fresh off of "NYPD Blue" starring in his first feature and astonishingly enough holding his own against the big boys. He looks smaller and carries himself modestly, but in the scenes requiring him to act tough (especially opposite Cage), he pulls off convincingly. It's a shame he never really became a major player. Director Barbet Schroeder coupled with Price to give the film the cold, hard edge it needed to be successful. "Kiss of Death" is a remarkable film, elaborately plotted, wonderfully acted and completely lacking a sense of humor. In this case, that's a compliment.

    The 1990's were a great decade for crime dramas, and "KIss of Death" is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated gems there was. This smartly written, complex thriller is a real joy to uncover, loosely based on the 1947 film of the same name that updates the plot in all the right ways. Screenwriter Richard Price not only makes the material relevant for more modern times but he also intricately layers the plot so the film surprises at every turn and keeps it fresh and worth following. It also features one of the best ensemble casts of the year, with a terrifically maniacal performance by Nicolas Cage at the center of it all. He doesn't play villains very often, which is something he should reconsider after seeing his rage-filled, adrenaline-fueled performance in this. The film stars David Caruso, fresh off of "NYPD Blue" starring in his first feature and astonishingly enough holding his own against the big boys. He looks smaller and carries himself modestly, but in the scenes requiring him to act tough (especially opposite Cage), he pulls off convincingly. It's a shame he never really became a major player. Director Barbet Schroeder coupled with Price to give the film the cold, hard edge it needed to be successful. "Kiss of Death" is a remarkable film, elaborately plotted, wonderfully acted and completely lacking a sense of humor. In this case, that's a compliment.

  • Apr 25, 2014

    Pretty good movie!! It was intense, sometimes engaging, had some action, and entertaining here and there!! The film will not keep you on the edge of your seat because of how boring it can be at times!! There are times where there is absolutely nothing going on and it lags!! When there is action, it could have been longer!! The cast was outstanding, especially Nicolas Cage and Stanley Tucci!! They gave the most engaging performances and helped excel the film!! If you like action movies with little tension, than you might like this!! If you like action-packed movies where it isn't boring, than I highly recommend you look elsewhere!!

    Pretty good movie!! It was intense, sometimes engaging, had some action, and entertaining here and there!! The film will not keep you on the edge of your seat because of how boring it can be at times!! There are times where there is absolutely nothing going on and it lags!! When there is action, it could have been longer!! The cast was outstanding, especially Nicolas Cage and Stanley Tucci!! They gave the most engaging performances and helped excel the film!! If you like action movies with little tension, than you might like this!! If you like action-packed movies where it isn't boring, than I highly recommend you look elsewhere!!