• Released
  • October 10, 2003
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 40 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Sophisticated Comedy
Intolerable Cruelty Synopsis
A successful attorney (George Clooney) matches wits with a gold digger (Catherine Zeta-Jones).
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Elegant, cheerfully cynical fun of the kind we used to get regularly from Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks and other masters of the classic...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
None of this would work, of course, without stylish performances in the leads and Mr. Clooney and Ms. Zeta-Jones do themselves and their...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If Intolerable Cruelty isn't a convincing love story, it's a hugely entertaining one, with comic relief -- in the form of Cedric the...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Near the end of this smart, speedy romantic farce, the comic engine hits a wall and sputters. Until then, this Coen brothers film -- easily...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Too slick but amusing marital farce.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There are laughs here aplenty, and sexy, goofy, off-the-cuff charm.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Not brilliantly funny nor incisively clever, Intolerable Cruelty is still moderately satirical and laugh-out-loud enjoyable.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film is often at odds with itself as a sincere work of romantic comedy, as Wilder's sometimes were, too. Nonetheless, it's determined...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

The Coen brothers had a golden opportunity to make a darkly humorous, deliciously clever battle of the sexes, and they let it slip through...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
With Intolerable Cruelty, though, something scares me: I cannot detect a heartbeat of feeling, no matter how close I press a stethoscope...
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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Brief Violence and Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Screwball comedy for older teens and adults.
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