• Released
  • December 22, 1964
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 6 min
  • Comedy
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Kiss Me, Stupid Synopsis
Songwriter (Ray Walston) has floozy (Kim Novak) pose as wife to please famous singer (Dean Martin).
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Hollywood censors made Wilder reshoot one scene, but the original version has been rediscovered; while it's tame by today's standards, it...
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70

TV Guide

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Its idiomatic wordplay and social satire is vintage Wilder, and the opening sequence where Dino performs in a nightclub is one of the...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Cinephiles and Billy Wilder fans get a rare opportunity to see the "slightly dirtier" European ending to the director's 1964 sex farce.
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60

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
A grimly suggestive and unexpectedly tender bedroom farce, Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid is a true film maudit.
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50

New Times (L.A.)

By Andy Klein
It just doesn¹t get very good until halfway through, in large part because the usually excellent Walston is miscast.
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40

Variety

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Wilder, usually a director of considerable flair and inventiveness (if not always impeccable taste), has not been able this time out to rise...
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Mild Innuendo and Infrequent Mild Language