Meet Joe Black Reviews
All in all, an interesting concept that wasn't only half executed well.
Such a nice story with such good actors almost sent to waste because of ridiculously long and useless dialogues (especially in the end!). With 1h less it'd have been a much better movie.
Meet Joe Black opened on November 13, 1998 and grossed $15,017,995 domestically upon its opening weekend (11/13-15) at #3, behind The Waterboy??'?s second weekend and the opening of I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.
While the film had a disappointing domestic box office return of $44,619,100 it fared much better overseas. Taking in an additional $98,321,000 the movie grossed a worldwide total of $142,940,100
As Meet Joe Black was one of the few films showing the first trailer for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, it was reported that droves of Star Wars fans bought tickets for the film, only to leave after the trailer showed.
Most of William Parrish's country mansion scenes were shot at the Aldrich Mansion.
The place where Susan (Claire Forlani) and Joe Black (Brad Pitt) first meet is Broadway Restaurant, at 2664 Broadway and West 101st Street, Manhattan.
The film received mainly mixed reviews by critics. Siskel and Ebert gave it "Two Thumbs Up", with Ebert adding "there's so much that's fine in this movie". The film has a 51% "Rotten" response from Rotten Tomatoes, with the site's consensus calling the film "Glacially slow, [and] uneventful." Anthony Hopkins was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor and Claire Forlani was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. However, the film also earned a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Remake or Sequel.
A two-hour version was made to show on television and airline flights, by cutting most of the plotline involving the Hopkins character's business. As Brest derided this edit of his film and disowned it, the director's credit was changed to the Hollywood pseudonym Alan Smithee.
I think that Claire forlani (from the brilliant cult classics 1995 Mallrats Brandi Svenning), was brilliant as the love interest of brad pitt throughout this movie as she was really good throughout this movie......I think that this is such an enjoyable movie 2 watch, with a great cast throughout this movie......