A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

Writer-director Martin Lawrence billed this comic drama as his own version of the film Fatal Attraction (1987). Lawrence stars as Darnell, a hopeless male chauvinist. Darnell is a crude-but-smooth talker and lady's man who doesn't… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: April 3, 1996
DVD Release Date: November 23, 1999
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Lowry

Sluggishly paced and too seldom funny...

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

[Lawrence is] a charming, gifted comic with a killer smile, but he's way out of his depth in this Fatal Attraction knockoff, which he also co-wrote and stars in.

Full review…
TV Guide

A thin line? Not in this case.

Full review…
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The script lacks wit and depth, while Lawrence's direction is meandering and undramatic, full of showy, over-elaborate camera movements.

Full review…
James Berardinelli

The screenplay is credited to four writers, and its unevenness argues that none of them were on the same wavelength.

Full review…

Tiresome stuff, bearable only if you can overlook the questionable premise and find something to like in Lawrence's Eddie Murphy-lite turn.

Full review…
Stephen Holden
New York Times

Too serious to be a comedy, too flippant to be a thriller, it often feels like a backhanded act of penance for the misogynist humor in the star's comedy act.

Andy Seiler
USA Today

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate takes its name from the Persuaders 1971 hit that has been re-recorded by the Pretenders, Annie Lennox and H-Town. You could have just as much fun simply playing one of them and skipping the movie.

Michael Dequina

A ponderous vanity project that is unfunny and, worst of all, just plain boring.

Full review…

Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
i used to love this one but after the third viewing it didnt hold up, still decent
Leo L
Crazy funny!
Barry Lappin
The 'nrother' element normally gets on my nerves but this was great.

More Like This