How to Murder Your Wife
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

George Axelrod's script for How to Murder Your Wife isn't politically correct in the least, but you're likely to get a charge out of it -- provided you are of the male persuasion, that is. Jack Lemmon stars as Stanley Ford, a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

A nimble comedy that doesn't make much sense because it makes nonsense, most of it screechingly funny and played by knockabouts who know that the slapstick was invented for keeping an idea aloft, not for beating it into the ground.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

This dated comedy is saved by Lemmon's comedic genius which eschews macho.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Superior 60s sex comedy.

Variety Staff

Finesse and desire aren't enough to overcome the fact that Axelrod's script doesn't make the most of its potentially antic situations.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Lemmon está ótimo como sempre, e Lisi é belíssima, mas o fraco roteiro e a ridícula conclusão comprometem o filme irremediavelmente.

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Believable or not, this stuff is funny just so long as one can go with the sour joke- -and that depends upon one's tolerance of trivia and also, perhaps, upon whether one is a fellow or a girl.

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David Nusair
Apollo Guide

The movie contains unbelievably sexist lines and attitudes, and it's impossible to imagine anyone in this day and age watching the film without being horribly offended.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Silly comedy that starts charmingly and falls apart completely at the end. You'll know just when the movie goes south and it never recovers. Virna is… More
Ken Stachnik
Tons of shovanistic fun
Kevin M. Williams
A mostly forgotten gem from 1965 this comedy operates under the seductive fantasy that no man ever really wants to be married. After one drunken night's… More
Tom Ericksen
This has got to be the FUNNIEST movie I've ever seen -- one of my all-time favorites
Aj V
The story is predictable and silly, but there are a handful of really hilarious scenes, which save the movie from being too bad.
Dannielle Albert
Stanley Ford is a single man with a good fortune, but he is NOT in want of a wife. He enjoys his bachelor ways as a cartoonist, having his way with women and… More