Wristcutters: A Love Story Synopsis
A young man (Patrick Fugit) who killed himself ends up in purgatory with other suicides.
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Entertainment Weekly

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

By Ruthe Stein
A quirky but surprisingly lighthearted dark comedy.
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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...
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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....
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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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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Somewhat original and amusing. But only somewhat.
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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...
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Worst Title Best Movie

By christmas_at_the_zoo
This movie is weird dark sweet romantic. Excellent idea, great locations acting perfect. I'm afraid no one will go see this because of the title and the limited release. But if it plays near you...

Unexpected Love

I don't know what I was thinking before I went to the movie b/c my GF picked it but I ended up loving the movie. Unique view of the after life and Tom Waits was a pleasant surprise....

Quirky and Original Offbeat Romantic Comedy

By Jack Daniels 19
Finally something fresh from Hollywood. I read the NY Times review and saw that this was the critics choice for the week so I went to check this delightful little film. I was a little thrown by the...

Whoa There!!!

By bsdotcom
It's always great to go to a movie and be pleasantly surprised. When the final credits started rolling I just sat in my chair amazed; it was *that* good. I can see how it really will only be a 'cult...

Perfect movie after a long work week...

By jstamps
I could not get ANYONE to go to this movie with me because they thought it would be depressing. I have to say, I rarely walk out of movies so happy to be alive and so grateful for all the little...

Thought it would be good - was better.

By Moonster
My girlfriend and I were quite pleased with Wristcutters. Even with the dark subject matter, it was very funny and quite touching at times. Also, I'll try to never drop anything in a car again....

More fun than suicide

By ambivalent123
Wristcutters was charmingly quirky and insightful. Using imagination and low-tech effects, it manages to stay on target while meandering through an oddball approach to life, love and death. Highly...

Not as good as I'd hoped

By ctrizzo
The idea for this film was intriguing but the execution fell short. Two of the people I was with left in the middle to check out another film in the cineplex, but I stayed. It ended up being a kind...


By cebolton
A unique dark comedy/romance--unusual, but undeniably funny and clever....

a different kind of road movie

By jorgenrigg
This was a hilarious, weird take on the road movie, and had a lot of soul. Very interesting characters try to deal with the result of their actions in a purgatory setting that seemed like any...

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Rated R | For language and content involving suicide