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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
February 18, 2015
Though Kiss Me, Stupid has the structure and comic beats of a classic bedroom farce, it's an overwhelmingly cynical assessment of male jealousy and exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
August 15, 2007
Sprinkling in bad jokes and Rat Pack references, Dean Martin's comic timing and delivery is impeccable -- as he parodies and deconstructs his image as a notorious lover and drunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
August 17, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Characteristically cynical, clever and brash, it's helped out enormously by the performances of Martin, Farr and (particularly) Novak...
Emanuel Levy
June 15, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 19, 2004
Early production problems show, still fun Wilder
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 5, 2003
What separates 'Stupid' from so many of the so-called 'sex comedies' of the period is its combination of cynicism and directness. Beneath the teasing and the titillation there are some genuinely provocative themes...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

May 24, 2003
Novak is surprisingly affecting as the whore who is determined to make something of herself.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Undeniably lewd, Kiss Me, Stupid exemplifies the go-go Rat Pack sexual sensibilities that fed the American appetite in the dawn of the sexual revolution.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 15, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 3, 2002
Stunningly subversive, even for Wilder.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
June 25, 2002
I recommend Kiss Me, Stupid to the skeptical with no reservations whatsoever.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
June 18, 2002
Kiss Me, Stupid is unlikely to inspire a Broadway musical, top an AFI poll, or birth a hundred-dollar coffee-table book, but it could burnish Wilder's posthumous reputation.
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Murray Schumach
New York Times
January 1, 2000
There was the sharp contrast of surface-banter and concentration on detail; of unpredictable laughter, brushed off by disciplined professionalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
In any event, this has to rank as Wilder's most corrosive and despairing portrait of America.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Both Martin and Novak are at their near best, and the undertone of small-town desperation in Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's script is effectively captured by Walston and his sidekick, Cliff Osmond.
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
April 16, 2013
Being a HUGE Wilder fan, I can honestly say that this was a HUGE disappointment. I'd rather watch this than say, BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2, but I expected something much better from a director as talented as Wilder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Variety Staff
August 15, 2007
Wilder, usually a director of considerable flair and inventiveness -- has not been able this time out to rise above a basically vulgar, as well as creatively delinquent, screenplay...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 24, 2006
Whatever ambitions this romantic comedy might have had, they were never realized.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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