Death Becomes Her
Death Becomes Her (1992)

Two female rivals drink a magic potion from a beautiful enchantress that promises eternal youth. However, after they kill each other in their battle for the man they love, the potion revives them as the undead; and they are forced to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 31, 1992
DVD Release Date: January 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
New Yorker

At the film's peak, Zemeckis, the cast, and the special-effects team achieve a deluxe, macabre slapstick.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The script by Martin Donovan and David Koepp never lacks for cleverness, but it's ultimately more frantic than funny.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

manic and crazed, but well-done

Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Streep, Hawn comically, murderously, defy age and death.

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Brian Orndorf

Highly amusing, but there's nothing to the feature beyond cheap thrills and a few laughs.

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Michael Dequina

Stunningly inventive madness.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews of the least engaging endeavors contained within Zemeckis' early filmography.

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Emanuel Levy

In this darker than dark comedy, the actors (Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn) are used as props, part of Bob Zemeckis' nasty, effects-driven satire of our obsession with youth and physical looks.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Some neat ideas in this flick, all of them way overplayed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Dark, dark, dark comedy, enhanced by FX and the manic performances by the two unlikely leads (whoda thunk of Streep and Hawn as a comic duo??? But the girls… More
Candy Rose
Funny black comedy. Bruce has an affair with Goldie. She plots to kill his wife Meryl. Both women are aging but they discover an immortality potion. Great cast.… More
Phil Hubbs
A film about rich and famous folk trying desperately to cling on to their youthful looks by any means necessary, well mainly women in this case. Gee not too far… More
Jacob Ethington
I've never understood why critics dislike this one. It's one of the funniest dark comedies I have ever seen and features Bruce Willis in a role where… More
Nicki Marie
Yeah, it's a bit dated now, but it's bitchy and entertaining with some decent effects for its age.
Bethany Murphy
Funny at times.

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