Goodbye Lover
Goodbye Lover (1998)

In what was described as "a sarcastic thriller," a detective (Ellen DeGeneres) follows a peculiar trail and encounters two brothers (Dermot Mulroney, Don Johnson) while she attempts to nail down the solution to a baffling murder.

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 16, 1998
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Half-baked plot twists disorient rather than build drama.

Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic

If you like your murder tales full of plot twists and turns, and you don't get thrown off by the performances, then this one is as twisty as a snake.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Goodbye Lover is not so much a story as some kind of a board game, with too many pieces and not enough rules.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

A slice of old-school Noir. Arquette makes for a terrific femme fatale.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The movie becomes so convoluted in its wry-noir scheme and narrative twisteroos, it turns banal and wearisome.

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Mr. Showbiz

A high-quality bad movie!

David Noh
Film Journal International

The shoddy, decidedly unglamorous photography makes everything look cheap and the principals' complexions veritable roadmaps of creases and wrinkles.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A neo-noir that puts the 'lack' in black comedy!

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

It carefully sets up a powder keg of conflicting relationships and affairs but instead of building the natural tension, it opts for a series of gotcha's.

Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

The film rocks with high-caliber performances especially by Ellen DeGeneres!

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