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  • Summary: From the moment Zia (in his late 20s) cuts his wrists and enters a bizarre afterlife reserved for suicides, this film becomes a strangely uplifting, comic tale about a journey through the hereafter. It is a world where everyone still bears the scars earned from the manner in which they "offed," and the everyday reality is a twisted mirror image of our own mortal world. (Halcyon Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. 91
    Wristcutters: A Love Story is a lousy title for a lovely-loony picture about an afterlife for suicides. It's an off-road "road movie" about people who off themselves.
  2. 83
    For a film about suicide, Wristcutters is agreeably loopy and game. Dukic is bitterly funny rather than maudlin, and his carefully plotted grunge chic, in addition to being cheap, lends the film a great deal of Jim Jarmusch grime to go with its unmistakable Jim Jarmusch quirk.
  3. For a film about suicides, Wristcutters: A Love Story is strangely life-affirming. This film about slackers stuck in limbo between life and death is upbeat in an offbeat way.
  4. Reviewed by: Jessica Reaves
    Quite a bit darker than most mainstream romantic comedies. As you might not expect, it’s also quite a bit more inventive and far wittier than most mainstream romantic comedies.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Despite being occasionally hilarious, director Goran Dukic should have toned down the wackiness.
  6. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Though its absurdist inventions occasionally border on twee, this affectionate slow-blooming romance mines an understated vein of comic melancholy that the actors' wistful performances perfectly capture.
  7. It's described as a black comedy, but you can forget the comedy part. There wasn't so much as a snicker at the screening I attended, though I may have heard a snore or two.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. JasonL.
    Jan 13, 2008
    There have been some great movies lurking around lately. This is one of them. A guy searches a strange land for his dead girlfriend. This is a touching, funny and bizarre road trip movie with a fantastic soundtrack. I watched this and realised that not every movie from America is bad, just most. Collapse
  2. LaurenH.
    Dec 2, 2007
    a delightful movie that was surprisingly funny and incredibly original, one of the best of the year
  3. ColeT
    Jun 14, 2009
    One of my favorite road trip movies. I also like it because I get to see Will Arnett play a person very similar to his Arrested Development character. Expand
  4. ChrisP.
    Nov 20, 2007
    Certainly an unconventional flim that has a lot more going for it than most mainstream romantic comedies. If you're in the mood for something smart, witty, and refreshingly cool, this film delivers Expand
  5. MM
    Jul 20, 2008
    A nicely designed film that captured my cynical attention and held it for the duration of the film. Great soundtrack, competent actors and winning performances, all kept together through cohesive direction, result in a high caliber movie. While I agree that the climax was a little thin, the movie still gets a big thumbs up. Expand
  6. ChrisK.
    Apr 2, 2008
    Something different from the same rehashed movies that keep coming out. An interesting look at life, death, and love. The love story the develops wasn't even half bad! Expand
  7. KenG.
    Nov 14, 2007
    Tedious, and (considering its premise) unimagative, and uninspired. Not to mention male lead's performance is rather stiff (and I doubt it's because he's playing a dead guy. I just think it's because he's not very good). Expand

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