Defending Your Life - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Defending Your Life Reviews

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August 16, 2017
Albert Brooks doesn't make many films, but those he does make are always welcome.
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
September 7, 2011
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
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2005
An underrated gem that explores the long-term consequences of our everyday actions.
| Original Score: A-
March 11, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
November 12, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 30, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2003
A sweet, mildly profound romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2002
Read More | 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 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2002
One of Brooks' warmest and wittiest projects. Nice to see such a soft side of Streep.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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