Meet Joe Black
Meet Joe Black (1998)

Meet Joe Black tells the story of media tycoon William Parrish, whose charmed life and orderly household are suddenly disrupted by the arrival of an enigmatic young man named Joe Black, , an otherworldly presence who proceeds to fall in… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 6, 1999
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Critic Score
51%
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81%



Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Glacially slow, uneventful.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Long but never boring, spiritual but never soggy, this is the brand of big entertainment Hollywood is best at but so rarely does right these days.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

The latest masterpiece to fall victim to cynicism.

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Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

There's a decent two-hour movie buried within the three hours of Meet Joe Black, a classic instance of a filmmaker overvaluing his material beyond all good sense.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Is weighed down by a tediously slow pace and overwrought production values.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

There's a solid 95-minute movie buried somewhere in here.

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Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Brestian (adj.) Bloated, boring, and long-winded, as in "Meet Joe Black is Brestian in scope and to be avoided if you have a weak bladder."

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Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos

Un buen ejercicio sobre ideas de amor... de muerte y del camino que todos vamos a seguir en algún momento...

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Jorge Avila Andrade
Moviola

El trabajo actoral de Brad Pitt como es una muestra de la incapacidad del director para aprovechar su talento

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

A sleek, good-looking, and entertaining romance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Suspension of disbelief might have helped enjoy this movie had the pacing be not so sluggish. It simply gives too much time to think about the characters'… More
Shawn Ewing
There is a good and a bad about this film. It has rich values, inspiration, and has some great performances by Pitt and Hopkins. The unfortunate is that this… More
Alice Shen
This movie really makes no sense, but I still enjoy it a lot by the grace of the willowy and wounded Claire Forlani. Death has been around since the beginning… More
Film Crazy
Okay, i thoroughly enjoyed this movie, i found it original and just a good storyline that i rather enjoyed. I loved the beginning of this movie, i think… More
Jim Careter
A very interesting film that I found to be really cool, however not as great as I had expected, it was very long an got stupid at times.
Spencer S.
Very clear with its plot, at times funny, and always loving. There are so many elements of dramatic principle, but overall it's a winner.

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