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The movie contains elements that make it very good, and a lot of other elements besides. Less is more. Read full review
Meet Joe Black flows nicely, and the whole of the film is bathed in some of the most sumptuous cinematography (courtesy of "Like Water for Chocolate's" Emmanuel Lubezki) of the year. Read full review
Sometimes clever and enjoyable, even touching, yet too often the film makes you feel as if you're in Sunday school.
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Ultimately, the movie is a perfect mirror of its star -- looks great, seems empty.
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It doesn't pay to look too closely at this sumptuous fantasy, but if you're in the right mood to let it wash over you it's very warm and fizzy indeed. Read full review
It's not just that Pitt's performance is bad. It hurts. Read full review
You feel the full weight of the movie's three hours, since the filmmakers only had 90 minutes' of plot. Read full review
Brest deserves credit for letting the story unfold at a thoughtful pace, but the drama falls apart in the last half-hour, gushing with exaggerated emotions and abandoning its fairy-tale premises for an unconvincing feel-good finale. Read full review
A movie about death that stubbornly refuses to come to life. Read full review
Meet Joe Black has the dubious distinction of being the longest film to date of 1998. It is also one of the most tedious and bombastic. Read full review
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