Prizzi's Honor
Prizzi's Honor (1985)

Richard Condon's delicious black comedy was lovingly translated to the screen by legendary director John Huston in one of his last movies. The Prizzis are a powerful family of mobsters, as devoted to their code of honor as they are to… More

Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: June 13, 1985
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

John Huston's Prizzi's Honor packs love, sex, and murder -- and dark comedy -- into a labyrinthine tale.

Full review…
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is the most bizarre comedy in many a month, a movie so dark, so cynical and so funny that perhaps only Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner could have kept straight faces during the love scenes.

Full review…
Emanuel Levy

John Huston's dark, cynical comedy about the Mafia, one of his last pictures, suffers from the lack of chemistry between Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner, but Anjelica Huston is excellent in a well-deserving Oscar-winning turn.

Full review…
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

As usual, Turner works hard and manages to lend some conviction to a shoddily written part, but she can't connect with Nicholson, whose obscure hamminess leaves him isolated on some other planet.

Full review…
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I think it's just about a great movie, and certainly one of director John Huston's best.

Full review…
Sean Axmaker

A blackly comic and insidiously sly love story in the unforgiving underworld of mob families and freelance criminals...

Full review…
Time Out

A very stylish walk with love and death.

Full review…
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Almost every possible mob film has been made, but this one still feels inventive and engaging.

Full review…

Huston steers clear of slapstick cliché and keeps the comedy coming, right to its violently funny ending.

Full review…
More reviews for Prizzi's Honor

Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A hit man falls in love with a counterpart who robs his employers. Anjelica Huston's icy but damaged mob daughter earns this film a full star in my book,… More
Aj V
This is an utterly brilliant romantic gangster thriller movie, it's awesome, the cast is awesome too, I highly recommend this movie.
Kevin M. Williams
John Huston has a little fun with the by now typical New York family crime tale when one of their main killers spots a beautiful blonde at a Mob wedding and is… More
Thomas Bowler
A little muddled. Full review later.
Michael Gildea
For as much as I remember Prizzi's Honor getting talked up when I was a kid, as an adult I've got to ask what the hell the big goddamn deal was about.… More
Jack Nicholson plays a hit man who falls in love with a woman who is in the same line of work as him. They both later on get a hit on eachother. Its like the… More