To Die For Synopsis
A bartender's (Matt Dillon) wife (Nicole Kidman) is charged with his murder.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
To Die For, sparked by a volcanically sexy and richly comic performance by Kidman that deserves to make her an Oscar favorite, is prime...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Not since Tuesday Weld in "Pretty Poison" has an actress so played off her fresh-faced beauty for such pointed black-comic effect.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Kidman crafts a characterization of breathtakingly controlled artifice, dead-on timing, dizzyingly precise humor. Her part is a...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Giddily impudent in its execution, pummelling in its message, To Die For is finally a comedy black enough for the tabloid television age.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Kidman is superb at making Suzanne into someone who is not only stupid, vain and egomaniacal (we've seen that before) but also vulnerably...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A conventional dark comedy with moments of unexpectedly biting wit.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The murder plot is a cheap turn that says nothing about the nature of Suzanne's ambition. Without Suzanne's media-obsession as its focus,...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This movie is no masterpiece, but it is an electric, colorful production that roasts the media and those obsessed by it over an open flame.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film's most memorable performance is also its most incongruous: As Jimmy, the teen sap who falls hard for Suzanne, Joaquin Phoenix is...
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63

San Francisco Examiner

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Half snappy, sardonic and incisive and half slow-moving, goofy and dense.
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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Brilliant, satirical and dark; not for kids.
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