A Kiss Before Dying - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Kiss Before Dying Reviews

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times
October 30, 2015
This is a fine adaptation of Rosemary's Baby author Ira Levin's dark tale about a social climber who kills his wealthy girlfriend when her pregnancy threatens her inheritance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 28, 2008
Oswald, who never graduated past B-movies and television, makes masterful use of the frame, pitting his dark thriller elements against a full-color, widescreen frame.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
This multiple-murder story is an offbeat sort of film, with Robert Wagner portraying a calculating youth who intends to allow nothing to stand in his way to money... Gerd Oswald's restrained direction suits the mood.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 31, 2003
This psychological thriller is penned by Ira Levin, of "Rosemary's Baby" fame...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Paul Taylor
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Wagner is perfect as the college kid psycho coolly removing the pregnant Woodward from his life.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 28, 2016
A silky-smooth adaptation of Ira Levin's first novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
August 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
It's a gripping version of Ira Levin's best novel.

TV Guide
October 30, 2015
An excellent screenplay (unoriginal but full of tension), subtle direction by the overlooked and underutilized Oswald, and good photography help gloss over any weaknesses in the performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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