75

Chicago Tribune

It seems carefully calibrated to shock viewers out of a familiar frame of reference, while leaving nothing behind to take its place.
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75

New York Daily News

It's a sly little fable with at least six very obvious homages to Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, and a dark little heart that happily hides under a double-breasted suit.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
This isn't a film noir, but it hovers in the shadows of that genre of discontent and disillusionment.
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75

Premiere

A collection of Hitchcock character-types trample over each other to win at love in Married Life, a quirky but entertaining period murder farce.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Is the movie about marriage, or sex, or murder, or the murder plot, or what? I'm not sure. It deals all those cards, and fate shuffles them. You may not like it if you insist on counting the deck after the game and coming up with 52. But if you get 51 and are amused by how the missing card was made to vanish, this may be a movie to your liking.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Married Life congratulates its audience on a sophisticated, humorous complicity in the obvious immorality of Harry's murder plans, as well as in Richard's own ungentlemanly designs on his pal's gorgeous girl. Every adult, the movie suggests, has got a secret.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a drama with elements of black comedy and suspense, European in feeling but American in attitude. Just for fun, it's set in 1949, an era of glamour, of Hitchcock and of husbands even more clueless than they are today.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Chris Cooper, the consummate professional, has no trouble making viewers feel sympathy for a potential killer.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
None of these elements quite come together, and while the clothes and props look authentic, the acting doesn't.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Albeit slumming with style and a fairly sharp scalpel. Married Life delights in peeling back the bright postwar social veneer to expose the characters' hidden agendas, and if this is a mystery movie, the mystery is other people.
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65 out of 100
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