Married Life
Married Life (2008)

A very gentle middle-aged man is married, but when he falls in love with another woman, he decides that to divorce his wife will be to humiliate her too much. So instead he decides to kill her.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 7, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2008
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Married Life has excellent performances and flashes of dark wit, but it suffers from tonal shifts and uneven pacing.

Paul Fairclough
Time Out

It looks beautiful, and the convoluted plotting is initially the right side of Hitchcock pastiche, but the central conundrum is teased out over so many twists and false climaxes that ultimately it's a shrug, not a shock, which greets the denouement.

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Kevin Craft
Miami Herald

It oscillates between stale period piece and unengaging melodrama, coyly seducing viewers with the potential it fails to fulfill.

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Fernando F. Croce

The roundelay structure and Hitchcockian nods could have easily given way to a sardonic puppet theater, but Sachs and screenwriter Oren Moverman care too much about their characters to turn them into pawns

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Jonathan F. Richards

Sachs combines humor, suspense, and twists of plot that keep the ground shifting under our feet.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Offers audiences movie pleasures, as well as emotionally authentic challenges.

Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

One of the more ethically dubious films to come out of Hollywood in years.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's as dry as the martinis these well-dressed stiffs keep ordering at that perfectly preserved oak, leather and velvet bar before hopping into their vintage convertibles.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Married Life is an engaging romance noir, a sort of updated The Postman Always Rings Twice that packs its surprises into four characters, none of them predictable.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

This darkly comic dramatic thriller, which is set just after World War II, is more than merely watchable. It's very smart and is old-fashioned in several respects.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Good, but expected it to be better. End just felt a bit flat to me. However, very nice to look at, and cast all good - kind of like of like one of the old film… More
paul sandberg
While watching this film I was constantly aware that I was indeed, watching a film. In other words I had no emotional investment in what happened - didn't… More
Drew Smith
The characters are rich and the acting excellent, but nothing in this subdued little thriller really seems to stick. As a chamber drama or a little sociological… More
Chris Garman
Married Life is about a middle aged man named Harry Allen (Chris Cooper) who has fallen in love with a younger woman named Kay (Rachel McAdams) and decides to… More
Alexis Nomm
it's odd the lengths someone will go to, to not hurt someone they love/loved. i really liked it. i couldn't stop watching it, very suspenseful. you… More
Mason Williams
Married Life, this movie was a disappointment to me. A very talented cast but the movie is a wash. Not horrible and have seen worse.