Prizzi's Honor
Prizzi's Honor (1985)

Richard Condon's delicious black comedy was lovingly translated to the screen by legendary director John Huston in one of his last movies. The Prizzis are a powerful family of mobsters, as devoted to their code of honor as they are to… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

John Huston's Prizzi's Honor packs love, sex, and murder -- and dark comedy -- into a labyrinthine tale.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is the most bizarre comedy in many a month, a movie so dark, so cynical and so funny that perhaps only Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner could have kept straight faces during the love scenes.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

A blackly comic and insidiously sly love story in the unforgiving underworld of mob families and freelance criminals...

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

As usual, Turner works hard and manages to lend some conviction to a shoddily written part, but she can't connect with Nicholson, whose obscure hamminess leaves him isolated on some other planet.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Almost every possible mob film has been made, but this one still feels inventive and engaging.

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Film4

Huston steers clear of slapstick cliché and keeps the comedy coming, right to its violently funny ending.

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Time Out

A very stylish walk with love and death.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

John Huston's dark, cynical comedy about the Mafia, one of his last pictures, suffers from the lack of chemistry between Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner, but Anjelica Huston is excellent in a well-deserving Oscar-winning turn.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Widely considered a black comedy classic, Prizzi's Honor is dated today and, tragically, finally revealed as a middling work that wanders aimlessly and ends abruptly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
A slightly off-kilter but hugely likable comedy that has all the cliches but then again probably created most of them. The performances are pretty good and the… More
Michael Gildea
For as much as I remember Prizzi's Honor getting talked up when I was a kid, as an adult I've got to ask what the hell the big goddamn deal was about.… More
Jim Hunter
A hit man falls in love with a counterpart who robs his employers. Anjelica Huston's icy but damaged mob daughter earns this film a full star in my book,… More
AJ Verser
This is an utterly brilliant romantic gangster thriller movie, it's awesome, the cast is awesome too, I highly recommend this movie.
Apeneck Fletcher
John Huston has a little fun with the by now typical New York family crime tale when one of their main killers spots a beautiful blonde at a Mob wedding and is… More
Thomas Bowler
A little muddled. Full review later.