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.

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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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.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

It's all directed with a eye to coarse, tongue in cheek caricature that's an uncomfortable fit with the material and undermines the lowbrow fun.

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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Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

very funny, very dark comedy/mystery

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