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Prizzi's Honor Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
Almost every possible mob film has been made, but this one still feels inventive and engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
August 16, 2008
John Huston's dark, cynical comedy about the Mafia, one of his last pictures, suffers from the lack of chemistry between Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner, but Anjelica Huston is excellent in a well-deserving Oscar-winning turn.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Axmaker
July 20, 2008
A blackly comic and insidiously sly love story in the unforgiving underworld of mob families and freelance criminals...

February 5, 2008
Huston steers clear of slapstick cliché and keeps the comedy coming, right to its violently funny ending.
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Variety Staff
February 5, 2008
John Huston's Prizzi's Honor packs love, sex, and murder -- and dark comedy -- into a labyrinthine tale.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 5, 2008
As usual, Turner works hard and manages to lend some conviction to a shoddily written part, but she can't connect with Nicholson, whose obscure hamminess leaves him isolated on some other planet.
Christopher Null
July 25, 2006
Widely considered a black comedy classic, Prizzi's Honor is dated today and, tragically, finally revealed as a middling work that wanders aimlessly and ends abruptly.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
A very stylish walk with love and death.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 5, 2005
Yes, it went a little too long, felt a little forced at times, began with one of the most unnecessary lengthy wedding scenes of all-time and ended on a note that simply didn't satisfy, but overall, I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This is the most bizarre comedy in many a month, a movie so dark, so cynical and so funny that perhaps only Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner could have kept straight faces during the love scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2004
A black comedy about an ill-fated love affair and the nasty politics of a criminal clan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 12, 2004
As divertidas (e exageradas) performances de Nicholson e Hickey são o ponto alto deste filme apenas regular.
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 31, 2003
The film itself gets funnier, darker, and more complex as it goes along....
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2003
Wildly overrated black comedy with great cast.
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
This was the penultimate film from the ailing great director. It is also one of his best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 30, 2002
Dreadfully overrated black comedy from John Huston. Daughter Angelica is a rare stand-out.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
A dark, rich comedy that finds Nicholson at the top of his game, per usual. Huston's last great film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide
June 27, 2002
A wickedly post-modern gangster film
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Not one of Nicholson's best, but an enjoyable comedy nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 11, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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