Married to the Mob
Married to the Mob (1988)

Michelle Pfeiffer is Married to the Mob in this comedy. The wife of Mafia hitman Alec Baldwin, Pfeiffer regularly chastizes her husband for his underhanded line of work. Baldwin refuses to entertain any thoughts of quitting the mob-and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 19, 1988
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2000
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Pfeiffer is at her best, and there's plenty of action, although you may feel that some of the gags involving a scorned and vengeful wife (Mercedes Ruehl) are a bit shopworn.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Miss Pfeiffer, who looks utterly ravishing in outfits that set the teeth on edge, turns Angela's plight into something funny, but she seems eminently sane even when the movie does not.

Sean Axmaker

This is gangster life played for screwball comedy but the culture isn't all that different than what Martin Scorsese would present in Goodfellas just a couple of years later, right down to the colorful names like Vinnie The Slug...

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Variety Staff

The enormous cast is a total delight, starting with Pfeiffer, with hair dyed dark, a New York accent and a continuously nervous edge.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Demme keeps his characters (scripted by Barry Strugatz and Mark R. Burns) from wandering into the Buffoon Zone.

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Cathy Burke
United Press International

Married to the Mob is full of promise, but goes nowhere, apparently satisfied enough with being avant-garde and hip.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Amazingly, for all its hip anarchy, it's finally an oddly old-fashioned slice of entertainment. Preston Sturges might have approved.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A mix of goofy ethnicity, romance and self-discovery, "Married to the Mob" is an offer you can't refuse.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Offbeat genial suburban gangster comedy delightfully directed by Jonathan Demme.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A surprise, as Pfeiffer warmly engages as the mob wife tired of the mob life. Caricatures, sure, but still vibrant, warm and fun. Coulda used more Ruehl and… More
Dean McKenna
Not bad of comedy Mafia film, but Mercedes Ruehl's hilarious as a revengeful wife of a mob boss.
Lenny Muggsy
Quirky Romano.
Deb S
Angela de Marco: God, you people work just like the mob! There's no difference. Regional Director Franklin: Oh, there's a big difference, Mrs. de… More
xGary Xx
Another disastrous mob "comedy" featuring Michelle Pfeiffer doing her best "Working Girl" impersonation and lots of gratuitous violence.… More
Sunil Jawahir
It's fine but simple.