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  • Summary: Structured in a documentary style, the film focuses on the life of a woman (Kidman) obsessed with the dream of becoming a media personality. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    Kidman grabs center stage and never relinquishes the position. Playing mercilessly against her pinup girl image, she's an unforgettable, comic archetype—a more slapsticky corollary to William Hurt's bumbling, handsome newscaster in "Broadcast News."
  2. Kidman inhabits the lead character of Suzanne Stone (yes, Suzanne Stone) with such sly and delicious zest that we can only wonder why this aspect of her acting has been buried under blonde dramatic ambitions.
  3. 100
    To Die For, sparked by a volcanically sexy and richly comic performance by Kidman that deserves to make her an Oscar favorite, is prime social satire and outrageous fun.
  4. 88
    Kidman is superb at making Suzanne into someone who is not only stupid, vain and egomaniacal (we've seen that before) but also vulnerably human.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    Not since Tuesday Weld in "Pretty Poison" has an actress so played off her fresh-faced beauty for such pointed black-comic effect.
  6. Charting the ruthlessness of an ambitious bimbo telecaster in Little Hope, New Hampshire, this staccato black comedy sustains its brilliant exposition and narration until the plot turns to premeditated murder, complete with hapless and semicoherent teenage accomplices.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. BerthaFox-D.
    Sep 15, 2005
    10
    A hilarious movie. Being from New Hampshire and living through the Pamela Smart trial, this film was a delightful release. It captures the A hilarious movie. Being from New Hampshire and living through the Pamela Smart trial, this film was a delightful release. It captures the lifestyle of the state and it's class structure in an amazingly accurate way. Remeber, this film was pre-OJ trial! Expand
  2. MikeG
    Oct 24, 2005
    2
    A dud. It's a TV movie of the week with a big budget, big stars and larger sets.

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