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Goodbye Lover Reviews

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Clint Morris
April 19, 2008
A slice of old-school Noir. Arquette makes for a terrific femme fatale.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Once the thud of its wooden dialogue has settled into a deadly mechanical clomp -- about 10 minutes into the film -- you wonder why this risible movie didn't go straight to video.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Goodbye Lover is not so much a story as some kind of a board game, with too many pieces and not enough rules.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A neo-noir that puts the 'lack' in black comedy!
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The shoddy, decidedly unglamorous photography makes everything look cheap and the principals' complexions veritable roadmaps of creases and wrinkles.
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
The film rocks with high-caliber performances especially by Ellen DeGeneres!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
It carefully sets up a powder keg of conflicting relationships and affairs but instead of building the natural tension, it opts for a series of gotcha's.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie becomes so convoluted in its wry-noir scheme and narrative twisteroos, it turns banal and wearisome.
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
If you like your murder tales full of plot twists and turns, and you don't get thrown off by the performances, then this one is as twisty as a snake.
January 1, 2000
It's all directed with a eye to coarse, tongue in cheek caricature that's an uncomfortable fit with the material and undermines the lowbrow fun.
| Original Score: 6/10
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Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
A high-quality bad movie!
Arthur Lazere
January 1, 2000
very funny, very dark comedy/mystery
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
A poorly-paced bland crime drama that has all the twists and turns of a 'Bewitched' episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
A deliciously unpredictable thriller with a dark, very offbeat sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
"Goodbye Lover" is a gum-chewing mess. And that's WAY before Ellen DeGeneres shows up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 14, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 18, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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