'You Kill Me' Critic Reviews

60%
MovieWeb:   1 reviews
78%
Rotten Tomatoes:   117 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    17
    [A] precious, inert dud of a hitmen-are-people-too comedy.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Manohla Dargis New York Times (Top Critic)
    60
    With its shadows and gallows humor, You Kill Me goes about as dark as a comedy can go before turning into tragedy or self-parody.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Scott Bowles USA Today (Top Critic)
    75
    Surely there aren't many emotionally fragile mobster stories left in the Hollywood arsenal. But at least Kill is a pretty good shot with the laughs.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Stephen Hunter Washington Post (Top Critic)
    A completely amoral world delivered with wit and incisiveness, and great twists.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    75
    It's a predictable but acridly pleasant 12-step bonbon: self-help noir.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Village Voice (Top Critic)
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  • Jack Mathews New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    75
    John Dahl returns to the quirky black-comedy genre where he began his career in the late '80s. It's good to have him back there.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Bruce Westbrook Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    75
    A film whose deft blend of action thrills and gallows humor packs a jaunty kick and a firing-range boom.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Tom Maurstad Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    34
    With strong lead performances and sure-footed direction, You Kill Me isn't terrible, it's just not nearly as smart or interesting as it should be or as it seems to think it is.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Michael Booth Denver Post (Top Critic)
    75
    Leoni is a welcome sight here, temporarily giving up attempts at sunny-sexy blond roles and going with her sarcastic nature.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Jim Emerson Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    50
    No offense to Sir Ben, who does a mean deadpan, but his performance here is frequently more dead than pan -- which, given the material, was probably the wisest acting choice.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    When Leoni's character learns what Frank does for a living, her look of puzzlement is marvelously subtle. You Kill Me has a lot of little moments like that.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    This crime comedy has such a goofy script and such an eccentric cast that it kept me curious about what would happen next.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    This droll combination of coldblooded murder and romantic comedy uses Ben Kingsley's renowned intensity to uproarious effect.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    A film that manages to find sunbeams between the corpses and drunks.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Kerry Lengel Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    60
    One of those self-consciously quirky indie films that will strike some as comic genius while leaving the rest of the audience scratching their head.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Andrew Sarris New York Observer (Top Critic)
    Along with the splendid principals, [the secondary cast] round out an extraordinarily accomplished ensemble.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Ronnie Scheib Variety (Top Critic)
    With an eclectic mix of strong-minded thesps all pulling in slightly different directions, this shape-shifting genre hybrid successfully commingles 12-step therapy, romantic comedy and hit-man thriller.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    You Kill Me really belongs to Kingsley, whose character's deadpan reactions to his new environment are priceless. He really kills.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    80
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    75
    A strong performance by the reliable Kingsley, and a tartly sweet one from Leoni, keeps You Kill Me from turning into the bad joke the title implies.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Liam Lacey Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    Given a choice between a dark film with comic elements and a comedy that purports to be edgy, the filmmakers took the easy way out.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com (Top Critic)
    Enjoyable low-budget black comedy.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Yet another hilarious cinematic depiction of a professional hit man's angst.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Richard Schickel TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    For an hour and a half it exerts its own preposterous reality, making you believe it -- and like it.
    Full Review » 7 years ago