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  • Summary: The romantic comedy as Kafkaesque nightmare -- a sexy, surrealistic trip through the modern relationship minefields of mistrust, misunderstanding, missed warning signs and messing around. (Paramount Classics)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Marisa Tomei turns in a blitzkrieg performance.
  2. First-time director Fisher Stevens has a flair for dialogue comedy, the film operates nicely off the element of surprise, and the large cast is solid -- especially Marisa Tomei, who in an extended cameo as a merry dominatrix rarely has been more convincing.
  3. 60
    The film's moralistic streak leaves a sour taste, especially because its battle of the sexes is so wildly off-balance.
  4. The result is a small independent film suffering from a severe case of Hollywood-itis. A cautionary tale minus the caution, Just a Kiss is just a cop-out.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    It's coherent, well shot, and tartly acted, but it wears you down like a dinner guest showing off his doctorate.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    30
    Clumsily written and numbly performed comedy of yammers.
  7. 10
    A convoluted writing exercise gone horribly wrong.

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