Kiss of Death
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What's most effective about the new Kiss of Death is Tucci's marvelously slimy prosecutor."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"It's a sleek, muscular thriller played by a terrific ensemble cast..."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Classy film noir, as you would expect from a team including director Barbet Schroeder, writer Richard Price, and Nicolas Cage..."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Violent crime tale which Caruso hoped would make him a movie star. It didn't."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"The real problem with this film is a so-so screenplay: the dialogue is lame, and many scenes lack any real suspense."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"A crackling thriller that feels unusually attuned to its lowlife characters."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"A riveting crime drama."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Gutsy dialogue, atmospheric direction, lots of night scenes and an uninhibited take on the source material."
‑ , Film4
"The real mystery is why Caruso left NYPD Blue."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Unjustly overlooked thriller packs a punch"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Cage and Caruso strike sparks in this riveting piece of pulp fiction, but it's that first Kiss you'll remember."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Cage, one of the few American actors who gets more interesting from film to film, comes close to kidnaping the picture as Little Junior, a pumped-up but asthmatic thug who, like King Kong, is a gorilla with a wistful air about him."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"An interesting noirlike crime drama propelled by Cage's eccentric performance"
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Atmospheric yet ultimately hollow exercise in tedium."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Nicolas Cage is a riot. Caruso, immersing."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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