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BeercanJan 12, 2005It's a good thing Brad Pitt got lucky with Fight Club and Ocean's Eleven, because this elephantine monstrosity damn near shot his career in the head and left it for dead in a dirty parking lot. Pitt is so embarrassing in Meet Joe Black that I actually felt bad for him. He looks puzzled at how to play his character and seems to be looking beseechingly at director Martin Brest for some kind of guidance, but Brest apparently ignored him and concentrated on the sets instead. The scene where Pitt comforts an old Carribbean woman in a hideous accent is one of the most uncomfortable sights in all of cinema. Meanwhile, while Pitt and his nonsensical character babble endlessy about peanut butter, Brest fills the screen with eye candy and a lovely score, which - along with Anthony Hopkins' sold work - constitutes the only good things about this fiasco. Unfortunately, there wasn't any money left for an editor, because Meet Joe Black is almost 177 years long. Avoid, avoid, avoid. I can't stress this enough, folks.… Expand
LisaV.Aug 11, 2004I watched this movie ages ago but still deem it necessary to rate it. If I hadn't been with a group of people I would have walked out of the theater screaming. I don't want anyone else to lose 3 hours of their life for this film. Atrociously stilted dialogue drags the scenes together. Pitt is an excellent actor provided the material is good...if he has to work too hard it's a lost cause. The only time I didn't want to gauge out my eyes was when Hopkins was on screen...but alas...it wasn't enough..not even worth a rent unless you can watch it in another language.… Expand
PatC.May 5, 2004Unbelievably tedious. It just goes to show that Death is dead. What else could he be.