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You Kill Me Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 15, 2007
Were it not for a couple of overbroad scenes and a few flat notes of forced wackiness ... might have been one of the year's more subtle pleasures, a bittersweet snapshot akin to Jarmusch's Broken Flowers
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
Pete Hammond
June 22, 2007
One of those quirky little movies that thinks it is much smarter than it actually is. For a fine Kingsley fix, rent 'Sexy Beast' instead.
| Original Score: 2/5
Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine
December 18, 2007
Kingsley seems to be sleepwalking through the entire movie, in a faux-understated performance
| Original Score: 2/5
Edward Douglas
June 19, 2007
Doesn't quite plum the depths of Gigli, but it's clearly cut from the same cloth ... flat and barely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kam Williams
June 24, 2007
An unsatisfying compromise flick on the fence which might have worked had it either been played straight or purely for laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times
June 22, 2007
No offense to Sir Ben, who does a mean deadpan, but his performance here is frequently more dead than pan -- which, given the material, was probably the wisest acting choice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ross Bennett
Empire Magazine
December 7, 2007
Despite some good performances, You Kill Me misses the target.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
June 28, 2007
Despite the slight novelty of some of its performances, the movie never rises above anything more than the sum of its fractured parts.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 22, 2007
Eventually it's just too much of a bad thing -- and only leaves you wondering why you began it at all.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 22, 2007
In the moment, You Kill Me is never less than mildly entertaining, and it's almost never more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
July 6, 2007
With strong lead performances and sure-footed direction, You Kill Me isn't terrible, it's just not nearly as smart or interesting as it should be or as it seems to think it is.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Gary Goldstein
June 22, 2007
Dahl, greatly assisted by the eye-catching work of vet cinematographer Jeffrey Jur, has crafted a stylish-looking piece but, unfortunately, can't keep up the movie's initial spirited pace.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 6, 2007
...ultimately undone by its inherently schizophrenic nature...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Medley
June 21, 2007
In talented hands, this might have the makings of a good comedy...As it is, it is one of the worst films I've had to endure this year, and that's saying a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly
July 12, 2007
[Leoni's] collaboration with Kingsley does provide moments of comedic excellence. Too bad those moments donā(TM)t add up to enough to save the film from its ponderous messaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Turner
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
June 22, 2007
John Cusack's Grosse Pointe Blank managed to pull this sort of material off, but that had the distinct advantage of starring, well, John Cusack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 28, 2007
A little more energy would have done the film a world of good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 20, 2007
[A] precious, inert dud of a hitmen-are-people-too comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
June 21, 2007
Mixing the comic and the thrilling in roughly inverse proportion to what one would have hoped, Markus and McFeely's script supposedly kicked around Hollywood for years before attracting Sir Ben's interest, and its age shows.
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