Columbia Pictures | Release Date: September 27, 1995 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Universal acclaim based on 23 Critics
Positive:
21
Mixed:
2
Negative:
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100
Scathingly hilarious...To Die For could be the "Dr. Strangelove" of its genre, a movie that puts even John Waters' somewhat similar "Serial Mom" in the shade.
100
An irresistible black comedy and a wicked delight. [27 Sept 1995]
90
The cast of To Die For is perfect all around, but Kidman trumps them all with a gutsy, uncompromising performance...It's an audacious performance for a movie that dares to be nasty.
90
Film.comKathy Fennessey
Van Sant and crew appear to have had a blast making this film, and I had a blast watching it. The subject matter is very dark and yet it is handled with a very light touch.
88
Kidman crafts a characterization of breathtakingly controlled artifice, dead-on timing, dizzyingly precise humor. Her part is a knockout--in every sense of the word. [6 Oct 1995]
80
Delivers continuous pinpricks of irreverent humor and subversive cultural commentary.
60
To Van Sant's credit, let's note that he has evoked more lightness and variety from Kidman, more scrimshaw gesture and inflection than I thought she could muster. [23 Oct 1995]