75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hotly hilarious.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Busch combines French absurdist theater and American performance art with a drag queen's flamboyant wit.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Busch, looking like a depressed Stockard Channing, throws his tantrums with breathy ''aristocratic'' hauteur. Yet the movie winds up walking a line between put-on pastiche and kitsch passion, and Jason Priestley is perfect as a brooding lunkhead of Tab Hunter gigolo-osity.
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63

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Occasionally stagy and flat, "Die" is worth seeing for Busch's grand performance, which won him a Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Taken together, the sum of so many parts is too schizophrenic to be wholeheartedly embraced -- the movie is played for parody, but with a veneer of respectability that leaves the whole endeavor betwixt and between.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A brilliantly pitch-perfect sendup of a particular type of cheesy movie.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
But fabulous though the allusions, sets and costumes are, Busch's performance is the movie's heart, and like the screen idols whose every gesture he's lovingly absorbed, Busch can pack a world of meaning into an arched eyebrow and a slight crack of the voice.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Neither hilarious nor a credible spoof.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The problem with Die, Mommie, Die, a drag send-up of the genre, is that it spoils the fun by making it obvious.
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38

Chicago Tribune

It's a screen adaptation of Busch's stage play of the same name, which never really went anywhere after its 1999 Los Angeles debut -- and doesn't go anywhere here.
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54 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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