83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The whole film is cracked, but in a stylish, downtown way.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Turns out to be a sweetly grim lark: a road film through Limbo. It takes the self-pity associated with ending one's life and uses it for the purposes of mordantly aware comic fantasy.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
For a film about suicides, Wristcutters: A Love Story is strangely life-affirming. This film about slackers stuck in limbo between life and death is upbeat in an offbeat way.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The result is wholly original, sort of like "The Wizard of Oz" as filtered through the sensibilities of Emir Kusturica, the cult filmmaker and musician.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A quirky but surprisingly lighthearted dark comedy.
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63

Chicago Tribune

Quite a bit darker than most mainstream romantic comedies. As you might not expect, it’s also quite a bit more inventive and far wittier than most mainstream romantic comedies.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie isn't laugh out loud funny, under the circumstances, but it is bittersweet and wistfully amusing; the actors enjoy lachrymosity. We witness the birth of a new genre, the Post-Slasher Movie.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It is neither as clever nor as funny nor as inventive as the daring title might lead one to expect.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Somewhat original and amusing. But only somewhat.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's described as a black comedy, but you can forget the comedy part. There wasn't so much as a snicker at the screening I attended, though I may have heard a snore or two.
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62 out of 100
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