Defending Your Life - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Defending Your Life Reviews

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December 9, 2016
Albert Brooks' best movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 1, 2016
Priceless comedy with a message-rich heart, mild swearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 16, 2015
It could have just as easily been set in Dr. Freud's office, with his patient spilling his guts out on the couch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 12, 2006
Though visually impressive, the film shows problems with tonality, which veers from outright comedy to earnest therapy session--the "seize the day" lesson is not strong enough for a full-length picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2005
An underrated gem that explores the long-term consequences of our everyday actions.
| Original Score: A-
May 18, 2003
A sweet, mildly profound romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2002
It just gives us a satisfying idea of what life's really about, while remaining a smart comedy with an edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 21, 2002
Interminable, typical Albert Brooks
| Original Score: 1/5
August 12, 2002
One of Brooks' warmest and wittiest projects. Nice to see such a soft side of Streep.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
January 9, 2002
This is a comedy that has something on its mind.
July 19, 2001
...mild, amiable, laid-back ribbing....witty and insightful.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
April 11, 2001
Witty writing and fine performances by the ensemble cast make Defending Your Life into a total delight.
January 1, 2000
The movie is funny in a warm, fuzzy way, and it has a splendidly satisfactory ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
This is definitely Brooks's day in court, and he makes comic heaven of it.
January 1, 2000
With Defending Your Life, Brooks has made his best, most fully realized film, a hysterical look at the afterlife.
January 1, 2000
Hands-down my favorite Brooks (Albert) movie.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
One of the funniest and most clever comedies that I've seen released this decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
March 11, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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