Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Even in the classiest movie summer of the decade, Mob is destined to demand respect for Pfeiffer. [19 Aug 1988]
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    Fresh, colorful and inventive, Married to the Mob is another offbeat entertainment from director Jonathan Demme.
  3. Reviewed by: Desson Howe
    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. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    There is plenty to amuse and delight here, including fine performances from Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, and Dean Stockwell.
  6. 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]
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    [Pfeiffer & Demme] and a gang of co-stars have created a coherent farce symphony.
  8. 75
    It's a movie of a thousand pleasures - of glinting insights and sly twists. [19 Aug 1988]
  9. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Married to the Mob is a funny yard sale of a film about regeneration in a junked-up America. [19 Aug 1988]
  10. 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. Reviewed by: Barry McIlheney
    Jonathan Demme's follow-up to "Swimming To Cambodia" is a typically entertaining diversion.
  13. Married to the Mob works best as a wildly overdecorated screwball farce.
  14. 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.
  15. Married to the Mob picks up pace throughout and builds to an exciting finish. [19 Aug 1988]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 24, 2014
    Both 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 »
  2. Jul 15, 2014
    Married to the mob is a great comedy-drama. The cast is terrific and the story is atypical from mob
    spoofs. The movie will surprise with its
    approach to the comedy you usually see in familiar comedies. Full Review »
  3. Jun 29, 2014
    Married to the mob is a very amusing comedy-drama. The movie has elements of Midnight Run and Goodfellas mixed together. The characters are well developed in the movie which is different because often they aren't. The movie has less action than other crime dramas because the movie is a spoof of the mafia crime genre. Full Review »