• Released
  • April 28, 1995
  • R , 1 hr 25 min
  • Comedy
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Variety

By Derek Elley
From its opening shots, Butterfly Kiss exudes a confidence and distinctive feel that promises something rather special. Unlike its...
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88

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Plummer gives her strangest, most uninhibited screen performance to date. Playing Eunice, a wildly psychotic killer with a working-class...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The performances have a gravity about them that is unusual in the movies. How you respond to Butterfly Kiss depends on what you bring to...
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80

Salon.com

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As Eunice, Plummer gets a rare chance to stretch, and she doesn't disappoint. Her performance is a cocktail of despair, charm, self-hatred,...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
There's a layer of grim comedy in Butterfly Kiss. But what's exciting about it is its gritty way of remaining so uncompromisingly bleak in...
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
For the first time in her film career, Plummer really owns the movie. Plummer's habitation of the character of Eunice in Butterfly Kiss is...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Shows promise, but needs more effort, and definitely doesn't play well with others. [7 Jun 1996, p.C2]
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40

Empire

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A film unlikely to do much for either the serial killer genre or motorway services tourist trade.
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38

TV Guide

Plummer's fearlessness is awesome -- just try to imagine another actress willing to bare so much bony flesh wrapped in clanking chains --...
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38

San Francisco Examiner

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As titillating novelty turns into tired cliche, the dyke-psycho-killer genre may soon burn itself out, but in the meantime, we have the...
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Rated R | For sexual situations, profanity, violence