To Die For Reviews

October 26, 2018
A smart black comedy that skewers America's fatal fascination with television and celebrity, it employs an unerring nasty touch to parody our omnipresent culture of fame. And it uses a rather unlikely combination of talents to do the job.
February 12, 2008
As Jimmy, the teen sap who falls hard for Suzanne, Joaquin Phoenix is dead-eyed yet touchingly vulnerable -- a mush-mouthed angel.
February 12, 2008
If, like me, you find things to admire in all of Gus Van Sant's early films, you may be especially gratified by what he's done with a satirical anti-TV script by Buck Henry.
February 12, 2008
A smart and wicked delight
Top Critic
February 12, 2008
It's highly recommended.
February 9, 2006
If you've hitherto failed to respond to the laid-back oddball appeal of Van Sant's movies, fear not: this is a sharp, consistently funny blend of black comedy and satire on the deleterious effects of television.
May 20, 2003
An irresistible black comedy and a wicked delight.
June 18, 2002
To Die For could have been a great film. It's not, but it shows what Nicole Kidman can do.
May 12, 2001
Although Van Sant makes wicked sport of television, he doesn't underestimate its power to blind us to its faults and bring us to our knees.
January 1, 2000
To Die For endows Nicole Kidman with her career role to date, and one that only an actress with her porcelain features could even attempt.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Though it may seem less individualistic, less personal than Van Sant's past work, you can feel his sensibility and his talent in every frame.
January 1, 2000
The delicately featured Phoenix (yes, River's brother) has an extraordinary, chic-oddball presence.
January 1, 2000
Nicole Kidman's work here is inspired. Her clothes, her makeup, her hair, her speech, her manner, even the way she carries herself (as if aware of the eyes of millions) are all brought to a perfect pitch.
January 1, 2000
To Die For has its share of truly delicious sequences, and some biting dialogue worth killing for.