So I Married an Axe Murderer
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So I Married an Axe Murderer
Comic actor and former Saturday Night Live stock player Mike Myers attempted to transform himself from the goofy title character in Wayne's World (1992) (and its sequel) into a romantic leading man with this box office disappointment. Myers stars as Charlie Mackenzie, a San Francisco poet who meets the girl of his dreams, Harriet Michaels (Nancy Travis) when he stops to pick up some haggis for his parents at Meats of the World, a butcher shop where Harriet works. Although he's been neurotically commitment-phobic in the past (dumping one girlfriend because she "smelled like… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

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"A tres hip slice of life about the dilemma of marital commitment with just a pinch of Hitchcock providing the cutting edge."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"The look of So I Married an Axe Murderer is crisply professional, and John Graysmark's production design provides an element of visual surprise."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Everyone quotes the Scottish-accented misanthropy. But at its heart, "Axe" is a sweet, funny romance between people trapped in patterns and freed by a positive paradigm shift. It's also the reason we never see Mike Myers' true face in films anymore."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Not great, but is very watchable romance comedy."
‑ Cole Smithey,
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Myers pumps out a river of inventive shtick, but it doesn't cohere or connect; he seems less a character than a comedian doing couch time on a late-night talk show."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Juggling mirth, romance and murder requires a deft touch -- think of Hitchcock's Trouble With Harry. Axe is a blunt instrument."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Although Myers is a brilliant comic, any potential he has as a romantic lead remains unfulfilled."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A disappointing film that never finds its right tone"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Works in bits and pieces and it's hard to care about the plot very much, but it's all so lovably goofy that it's hard to resist"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Like an exploding haggis, funny but extremely messy."
‑ , Time Out
"It doesn't help matters much that director Thomas Schlamme pays homage to great marital murder mysteries of the past, mostly because the attempts to borrow from the classics are so halfhearted."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Arkin and the late Hartman also provide memorable moments, while the film as a whole is good-natured enough to make up for its inconsistency."
‑ , Film4
"mike myers' only tolerable picture"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Better on video than in the theatre. It's got that hindsight camp appeal."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
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