Married to the Mob

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15

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Critic Reviews

  1. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    100
    Even in the classiest movie summer of the decade, Mob is destined to demand respect for Pfeiffer. [19 Aug 1988]
  2. 90
    Fresh, colorful and inventive, Married to the Mob is another offbeat entertainment from director Jonathan Demme.
  3. 90
    You'll thoroughly enjoy the out-of-kilter existence.
  4. 90
    Director Jonathan Demme has nailed one with this playful, but dangerous, gangster farce.
  5. There is plenty to amuse and delight here, including fine performances from Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, and Dean Stockwell.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    80
    [Pfeiffer & Demme] and a gang of co-stars have created a coherent farce symphony.
  7. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Sheila Benson
    80
    Strangely enough, Married to the Mob, which may prove to be Demme's long-overdue passport to mass audience adulation, may tickle everyone but die-hard Demme fans. [19 Aug 1988]
  8. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    Married to the Mob is a funny yard sale of a film about regeneration in a junked-up America. [19 Aug 1988]
  9. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    75
    It's a movie of a thousand pleasures - of glinting insights and sly twists. [19 Aug 1988]
  10. The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    Reviewed by: Jay Scott
    75
    Missing from Married to the Mob, written by Barry Strugatz and Mark R. Burns, is the freewheeling structure, but everything else that makes Demme one of the friendliest of major U.S. directors is in glorious evidence. [19 Aug 1988]
  11. Married to the Mob isn't for all tastes. But for cinematic thrills and spills, it's quite a ride.
  12. Director Jonathan Demme's farcical and broad 1988 comedy, written by Barry Strugatz and Mark R. Burns, doesn't really work, but there are plenty of enjoyable compensations.
  13. Reviewed by: Barry McIlheney
    60
    Jonathan Demme's follow-up to "Swimming To Cambodia" is a typically entertaining diversion.
  14. Married to the Mob works best as a wildly overdecorated screwball farce.
  15. San Francisco Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    50
    Married to the Mob picks up pace throughout and builds to an exciting finish. [19 Aug 1988]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 26, 2014
    8
    Married to the Mob is a campy, outrageously fun tale that is a mix between "Midnight Run" and "Goodfellas" on how it portrays the Mafia.Married to the Mob is a campy, outrageously fun tale that is a mix between "Midnight Run" and "Goodfellas" on how it portrays the Mafia. Instead of focusing on shootout after shootout, the movie resorts more to story and character development, which is a rarity in this genre. Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2014
    6
    Both Jonathan Demme and Michelle Pfeiffer give strong early-career performances as director and lead amidst this campy, fun take on hundredsBoth Jonathan Demme and Michelle Pfeiffer give strong early-career performances as director and lead amidst this campy, fun take on hundreds of contemporary Italian mafia films. Full Review »