Prizzi's Honor
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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 bending laws and breaking skulls. Charley Partanna (Jack Nicholson), a Prizzi hit man, is not quite so honorable, at least where affairs of the heart are concerned. While attending a mob wedding, he throws over his longtime sweetheart Maerose Prizzi (Anjelica Huston) in favor of gorgeous Irene Walker (Kathleen Turner). Supposedly a tax consultant, Irene is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"John Huston's Prizzi's Honor packs love, sex, and murder -- and dark comedy -- into a labyrinthine tale."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A blackly comic and insidiously sly love story in the unforgiving underworld of mob families and freelance criminals..."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Yes, it went a little too long, felt a little forced at times, began with one of the most unnecessary lengthy wedding scenes of all-time and ended on a note that simply didn't satisfy, but overall, I enjoyed it and would recommend it."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"The film itself gets funnier, darker, and more complex as it goes along...."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Almost every possible mob film has been made, but this one still feels inventive and engaging."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Huston steers clear of slapstick cliché and keeps the comedy coming, right to its violently funny ending."
‑ , Film4
"A black comedy about an ill-fated love affair and the nasty politics of a criminal clan."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Wildly overrated black comedy with great cast."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A very stylish walk with love and death."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.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."
‑ Christopher Null,
"As divertidas (e exageradas) performances de Nicholson e Hickey são o ponto alto deste filme apenas regular."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"This was the penultimate film from the ailing great director. It is also one of his best."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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