Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It has elements of sweet romance and elements of macabre humor, and divides its characters between the two.
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By Charles Taylor
A movie comedy that manages to be consistently funny without becoming assaultive, and that remains consistently sweet-tempered even at its most macabre, isn't so common that we can refuse this one's modest pleasures.
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L.A. Weekly

By Manohla Dargis
Written by Vince Gilligan and directed by newcomer Dean Parisot, Home Fries is far too cute and eager to please, but Barrymore and Wilson are charming, and O'Hara is a blast.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Adorable or what?
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TV Guide

The film boasts slick production values and a charmingly modest turn from the charismatic Barrymore, but it's too trifling and uneven to be a good date movie.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Barrymore and Busey walk away with the acting honors, but no aspect of the picture is more than mildly entertaining.
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By James Berardinelli
A fast-food type of movie - it looks good in the commercials and is easy to sit through, but it doesn't offer much in the way of satisfaction.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A strange, somewhat icky romantic comedy. [25 November 1998, p. 45]
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
A twisted, but not particularly clever, black comedy.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
One of those comedies in which almost everything good about it is extraneous. There are funny lines and quirky bits, but in terms of story and character, the movie is empty and pointless.
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45 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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