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Gossip (1999)



Critic Consensus: Gossip drags on far beyond its entertainment value.

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Three college students chose a class project on Gossip and how fast it spreads, which spirals out of control.
R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Eric Bogosian
as Professor Goodwin
Lena Headey
as Cathy Jones
Kate Hudson
as Naomi Preston
Joshua Jackson
as Beau Edson
Sharon Lawrence
as Detective Kelly
James Marsden
as Derrick
Edward James Olmos
as Detective Curtis
Norman Reedus
as Travis
Norma Dell'Agnese
as Danbury Typist
Bill Lake
as Lieutenant Miles
Stephanie Mills
as Rebecca Lewis
Roman Podhora
as Detective Ayers
Charles E. Guggenheim
as Derrick's Father
Dave Nichols
as Professor Vindaloo
Jessica Greco
as Charlene
Noam Jenkins
as Bartender
Robin Brûlé
as Louise
Raven Dauda
as Andrea
Novie Edwards
as Ms. Waters
Marion Guggenheim
as Derrick's Mother
Vicky Lambert
as Club Dancer
Kwok-Wing Leung
as Chinese Man
John Wills Martin
as The Stranger
Kenya Massey
as Club Dancer
Sanjay Talwar
as Taxi Driver
Timm Zemanek
as High School Principal
Marc Cohen
as Officer Stevens
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Critic Reviews for Gossip

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (20)

A taut second half in which the plot turns back on itself in some surprising twists makes up for the lethargic first half.

Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

All style and no substance.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Gossip isn't really worth talking about.

January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

The movie feels longer than its 90 minutes.

January 1, 2000
Associated Press
Top Critic

Gossip is like one of those flashy, cutting-edge magazines -- it looks cool but it's no fun to read.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Loose lips will surely sink this silly, shallow melodrama that turns upon the havoc wreaked by rumor.

January 1, 2000
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Gossip


Trashy, but good. Slick looking 90's film with a mostly unlikeable set of characters and a few twists and lies. Kate Hudson is good, but Marisa Coughlan steals every scene she is in. It's surprising she never became more popular as an actress.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

The second half is a lot more interesting than the first. It is one of those movies where I was beginning to suspect the ending way before it showed itself, but when it happened, it was unbelievable.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

The great concept of GOSSIP nearly got killed by a weak execution, poor performances and a juvenile, lightweight plot that tries to pass as dense. Nevertheless, it doesn't fail completely. I may be biased, but James Marsden's performance as evil Derrick Webb is quite amazing. Add an impressive soundtrack by Graeme Revell and an incredible twist ending, and you almost forget everything this flawed little film did wrong. Almost.

Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda

Super Reviewer

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