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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 systemI 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
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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: Melissa Anderson
    Dec 6, 2010
    90
    Nothing tops ILYPM's Jim Carrey ... in the most gloriously raunchy, unrepentant moment in the an(n)als of Hollywood A-listers doing gay-for-pay.
  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: 26 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  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"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 andThis 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"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. Jul 24, 2014
    7
    If it wasn't for its consistently heartwarming tone and two brilliant performances from Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey, I Love You PhillipIf it wasn't for its consistently heartwarming tone and two brilliant performances from Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey, I Love You Phillip Morris would fall flat on its face. Expand
  5. Apr 1, 2013
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. IN MY OPINION **MAY CONTAIN SPOIILER S** by CtheTav I didn't think this film would be very good going in as Jim Carrey has been a bit terrible with choosing films and Ewan McGregor has never been my favourite person. However this film was a pleasant surprise. It starts with the words "this really happened...no really" which raised the proverbial eyebrow over what was going to happen that was so unbelievable. As the film opens we see a very skinny Jim Carrey dying in a hospital bed, he then proceeds to tell us his life story. Normally I would find this irritating however due to the unreliability of the narration the rugged is pulled from under the audiences feet several times. The story seems so farfetched I am inclined to see how much is true given all the escapes pulled off. The romance between the pair seems believable enough and I found myself welling up at the end than laughing hilariously before the credits finally rolled Rating 7 out of 10 Quite funny with a solid story, though not for everyone Expand
  6. May 6, 2011
    6
    For a con man genre film, there are a lot of other elements packed in with I Love You Phillip Morris. It is essentially a comedy, but thereFor a con man genre film, there are a lot of other elements packed in with I Love You Phillip Morris. It is essentially a comedy, but there is enough stop the flow drama between the two main characters that it is not a true comedy or satire. It is also a biopic about Steven Russell because this is based on a true story, but there is so much farce and laughable voiceover so the audience cannot take it too seriously. In short, it is difficult to define exactly what this film is.

    Jim Carrey is Steven Russell who begins the movie a family man, a cop, and an all around nice guy. After a serious accident, Steven reveals his true self to be a flaming homosexual who was just repressing himself all along. He receives the â
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  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. HisNot 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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