Buddy Buddy
Buddy Buddy (1981)

A would-be suicide finds himself continually crossing paths with a professional assassin.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1981
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Time Out

There is some byplay with doubles, disguises and mistaken identity, but the rest is all bland Panavision, dreary back projection, and laboured dialogue.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Slight but irresistible.

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Chuck O'Leary

Another amusing pairing of Lemmon and Matthau as mismatched personalities.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This movie is appalling. It made me want to rub my eyes.

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TV Guide

A slight, but amusing, black farce.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nice to see Lemmon and Matthau again, but this is hardly their finest hour.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Instead of the sentimental cop-out that usually closes his films, Wilder has isolated an impossibly tiny center of real value and belief, an optimism that is extremely moving in its microscopic dimensions.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Easy to sleep on.

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Steve Crum

Not top Billy Wilder, but worthwhile to see Lemmon and Matthau.

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