I Love You Phillip Morris Reviews

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January 31, 2011
Jim Carrey is the narrator... transforming what could have been a cliched con man comedy, generic Jim Carrey-character comedy or run-of-the-mill gay coming-out comedy into something smarter, sweeter and downright giddy.
January 24, 2011
Carrey reminds us here... that he can be a genuinely passionate actor able to skillfully combine comedy with pathos when he is removed from the Hollywood machine, which strives to turn him into a cartoon...
January 16, 2011
I like the outre screwball flavor of the piece; it feels a little like Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can crossed with one of John Waters' gently transgressive cult movies.
January 7, 2011
...a minstrel show of gay stereotypes.
January 7, 2011
A few words of warning: I Love You Phillip Morris has nothing to do with the powerful tobacco company or the man it was named after.
January 7, 2011
I Love You Phillip Morris is first and foremost a romantic comedy -- and a more effective one than any to hit theaters in 2010.
January 6, 2011
It's hard to tell who the film is designed for, since it may be too juvenile for gay audiences and too gay for Carrey's straight fans.
January 6, 2011
Smirking and awkwardly insincere, it revolves around the shocking scams of a bizarre sociopath.
January 5, 2011
Jim Carrey gives one of the nerviest, boldest performances of his sporadically brilliant career.
January 5, 2011
It's a jokey, flirty pile of wink-wink to let the audience know these two heterosexual actors are pretending to be in love just to get a laugh.
January 4, 2011
Russell was a fascinating character and a real puzzle box; but the filmmakers have turned his life into a broad farce with one wocka-wocka gag after another.
January 4, 2011
If nothing else -- restores Jim Carrey to a semblance of his former glory.
December 28, 2010
Lots of hilarious antics, but not a comprehensive film.
December 28, 2010
The latest in a series of fact-inspired, cartoonish movies ('Ed Wood,' 'Shattered Glass') about self-invented American strivers driven to practical insanity as they simultaneously rebel against and desperately grasp at the American dream.
December 27, 2010
Carrey and McGregor are fascinating as prison lovers, but the dark tone and explicit sexuality make for a confusing film that also tries to be funny. It rarely succeeds.
December 25, 2010
The gay prison love story flimflam man genre is under-served. At least in mainstream movies. And Jim Carrey is happy to bounce in and amend that.
December 24, 2010
Carrey veers more toward In Living Color mimicry than Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soulfulness. That approach completely undermines a love story that's already being told in a slipshod manner.
December 23, 2010
I do recommend it for the adults among us.
December 23, 2010
An amusing and weirdly affectionate ride. Anyone want to sign up for the Free Steven Russell movement?
December 23, 2010
[The] elaborate cons may be fascinating, daring stuff, but the heart of the picture is the romantic relationship, which is squeezed out to the edges.
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