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  • Summary: I Love You Phillip Morris is the improbable but true story of a spectacularly charismatic conman’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, brilliantly escaping from the Texas prison system on four separate occasions – all in the name of love. (Roadside Attractions) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Dec 22, 2010
    100
    Think "Catch Me If You Can" mashed up with "Brokeback Mountain" if Mel Brooks directed and you'll get the idea.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Dec 6, 2010
    90
    Less of a comedy than a hilarious tragedy, I Love You Phillip Morris stars Jim Carrey in his most complicated comedic role since "The Cable Guy."
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Dec 6, 2010
    80
    One of the funniest films of the year, this is a wonderful mix of old-school Carrey outrageousness with a genuinely touching - and very modern - love story.
  4. Reviewed by: Kerry Lengel
    Dec 9, 2010
    70
    If you're a fan of provocative, offbeat films such as "My Own Private Idaho" or "The Crying Game," you might want to give "Phillip Morris" a chance.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Dec 6, 2010
    60
    I Love You Phillip Morris is tragedy, or something close to it, decked out in comedy's clothes.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Dec 9, 2010
    50
    There's plenty to scratch your head about here. Is it a drama? A comedy? And if it's a farce, what's it making fun of?
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Dec 6, 2010
    20
    I Love You Phillip Morris not only blasts gay stereotypes back decades, it could actually make people wish for a third "Ace Ventura" movie. Both of those are an accomplishment, though neither is a compliment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Dec 26, 2011
    10
    "I Love You Phillip Morris" is a great, fun and inspirational movie. Please bring me more movies like these! The plot is smart, the acting is great and the humanity is real. Why is only 5% of what Hollywood produces considered art? This movie is a celebration. Yes, Yes and Yes. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2010
    10
    This movie is very underrated! I, as alot of people who have seen this movie love Jim Carrey, he's the ultimate funnyman, in my opinion and this doesn't disappoint in terms of comedy! :D People need to give this a chance! Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2011
    8
    "I Love You Phillip Morris" is a heart warm comedy that gives its best to the audience with the funny, usual performance by Jim Carrey and girlish acting by Ian Mcgregor. Expand
  4. Feb 16, 2013
    7
    I Love You Phillip Morris is a funny black comedy with some genuinely touching scenes. The performances are excellent and the movie often veers in unexpected directions. My only complaint is that it's hard to truly root for such an unrepentant swine like the movie's lead character. Expand
  5. Dec 8, 2012
    6
    Good film. It sort of drags a bit in the middle, but the first third and ending were both great. McGregor and Carrey both give really solid performances. Expand
  6. Mar 20, 2012
    5
    Jim Carey does an exceptional job at playing a gay-con artist. He revives a comical sense into an interesting story line. However, I could not bear to watch the ending because it felt like it was dragging Carey into life sentence. Although the escapes were fully amazing, I think some parts could have been cut out to have a bigger impact on the movie's theme, loss of identity. Expand
  7. Jul 18, 2011
    0
    Not funny, not original. Jim Carrey plays the same character he played twenty years ago in Pet Detective, and it doesn't work anymore. His character is so over the top, it's like a cartoon character who gets run over multiple times and emerges without a scratch. Sad to see that certain actors do not evolve when they get older...
    In short, unbearable to watch.
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