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November 25, 2015
A great deal of bizarre circumstances occur in this very effective farce, and for any mind that is easily won over by the insistence of shocking humor, it continues to hold a bewildering power to inspire shock, awe and some unforgettable chuckles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 11, 2014
DeVito and Midler are superb in their roles as the greedy philanderer and his screaming, overbearing other half.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2013
The characters here aren't just bad; most of them are truly vile -- human slime. And the film makers chew them up (especially two nefarious bonbons played by Danny DeVito and Bette Midler) with the toothsome glee of jolly cannibals.
July 31, 2013
Occasionally crude and tasteless, Ruthless People is a comedy with a vitriolic twist. It`s a comedy about people who love to hate, with actors who make it worth seeing.
July 31, 2013
Much of the fun of this comedy is in watching what happens as virtually everyone in the movie tries to double-cross or otherwise take advantage of everyone else.
July 31, 2013
Call it rude, crude, and lewd, but you also have to call it very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 31, 2013
An undemanding but well-executed entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2013
The people who made Ruthless People probably expect us to laugh... at the pushy people who populate their story. And they're right: We will laugh -- not because we have lousy taste (and wicked thoughts) ourselves, but because their film is genuinely funny.
July 31, 2013
Ruthless People contains some of the biggest laughs of 1986.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 31, 2013
At its considerable best, Ruthless People is a riotous anomaly: a very good farce about very bad taste.
July 31, 2013
It's a rare kind of craftsmanship, and it produces a rare kind of pleasure.
March 26, 2009
Ruthless People is a hilariously venal comedy about a kidnapped harridan whose rich husband won't pay for her return.
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2006
DeVito at his best.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
A pity that the directors prove less ruthless than their own creations, but there is more than enough here for people who enjoy murder attempts on cute pet poodles.
March 11, 2006
One of the best comedy capers of the 80's
| Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
March 11, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2004
Funny and fearless
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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