To Die For
To Die For (1995)

The price of fame is murder -- or at least it is in the mind of one woman in New Hampshire. Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) has spent most of her life wanting to be famous; she's attractive, speaks well, and imagines herself to be… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 29, 1995
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2001
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

As Jimmy, the teen sap who falls hard for Suzanne, Joaquin Phoenix is dead-eyed yet touchingly vulnerable -- a mush-mouthed angel.

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It's highly recommended.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A grotesque black comedy.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If, like me, you find things to admire in all of Gus Van Sant's early films, you may be especially gratified by what he's done with a satirical anti-TV script by Buck Henry.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

If you've hitherto failed to respond to the laid-back oddball appeal of Van Sant's movies, fear not: this is a sharp, consistently funny blend of black comedy and satire on the deleterious effects of television.

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Harlan Jacobson
TV Guide

Like Roseanne, Gus Van Sant refuses to compromise his trademark smarty-pants assault on storybook America.

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David Ansen

A smart and wicked delight

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

An irresistible black comedy and a wicked delight.

Emanuel Levy

A mean-spirited satire, told in mock-tabloid style, this film features the best performance of Nicole Kidman to date (better than The Hours for which she won an Oscar), as an amoral small-town girl obsessed with becoming a TV star.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This movie features what is by far the best performance that Nicole has given in her career. It's such a shame that she didn't get an Oscar for this.… More
Nicki Marie
Just rewatched this after a few years of having not seen it, and still think it is a fantastic film. I find I do have *some* sympathy for Suzanne Stone. Okay,… More
'To Die For'. Nicole Kidman exudes sexiness and manipulation in an unforgettable performance as she takes us through the fame-obsessed journey and… More
Dean King
A very dark comedy, not quite as good as I expected after hearing a lot of hype. There is nothing that original or a big twist as such. I still enjoyed it… More
Steven Carrier
"To Die For" is one of my favorite Gus Van Sant films. It's first and foremost a scathing television satire which is right up there with… More
Conner Rainwater
I never really thought this was a particularly good or bad film. It's a very bland attempt from Gus Van Sant and you can tell he didn't put a whole… More