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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film doesn't seem to have much of a focus. But it doesn't seem to want one, either."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"perhaps the greatest movie of all time"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Forget Citizen Kane. As a matter of history, this seminal film is unquestionably the finest work of cinema ever made. Required viewing for all students and fans of the art form."
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
"Better Off Dead's charm stems from its imagination and attitude."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"It's a sure bet you're gonna have fun."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"Full of...goofy ironies, and while it ain't Molière, it is a pretty great entry in the teen-comedy genre. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Hilarious and brilliantly deadpan."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"strives to be offbeat and sometimes works itself into a sweat doing so. The humor often hits the bullseye, however..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"John Cusack launched his career as a lovable loser at love with this teen comedy about a guy who gets dumped when his girlfriend decides to trade up."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Although the plot is sweet and simple, the laughs are what make this movie stand out."
‑ Janet Branagan, Apollo Guide
"Unfortunately, only about half of the many jokes and gags in the film are actually funny."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"I've rarely met anyone who didn't secretly love it passionately."
‑ Brad Laidman, Film Threat
"Classic '80s Cusack vehicle."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"John Cusack can even turn a no-brainer into worthwhile entertainment"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A unique, kooky gem."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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