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Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her

1992
Comedy
Fantasy
1h 44m
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Avg Percentile 40.15% from 3284 total ratings

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Rated 23 Jan 2021
82
81st
Deserves praise not only for it's spot on foreshadowing of the severity of Goldie Hawn's downhill trajectory in the looks department, but it's also a damned fun dark comedy that holds up nearly thirty years later. It's hard for me to judge comedies as classic when I saw them when they came out, but I can without hesitation call this a classic. God, I'm getting old.
Rated 01 Sep 2013
55
31st
The porno version of this would be called "Death Be-cums Her."
Rated 23 Mar 2020
80
75th
A truly wild film. I am always happy, and probably give a slight bump in rating, about films that are high-budget weird films like this.
Rated 22 Mar 2007
100
95th
A-budget all-star-cast zombie film. A total classic, even though nobody else thinks so
Rated 13 Dec 2015
73
74th
You can call it course objectification or merely an appreciation of femininity, but each year as Meryl Streep looks into the camera in acknowledgement of her Academy Award nomination I'm reminded of her chest becoming perkier after she takes the elixer in this. Not so much when she pulls her head back up out of her neck after she gets hit with the shovel, but I guess I think about that too.
Rated 19 Nov 2013
75
65th
Isabella Rossellini tickles the fine line between a HARD PG13 and a soft R
Rated 19 Jul 2011
88
91st
A darkly humorous poke at modern society's vanity and narcissism and the impotence of human kinds ability to disrupt the inevitable limitations of mortality. Plus Meryl Streep gets hit with a shovel. Awesome.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
64
51st
Worth to check atleast once. Pretty funny, and Willis is always great.
Rated 04 Jan 2008
50
17th
Aside from some high quality, yet subtly used visual effects, there's not much going for Death Becomes Her. It's a nag and gag fest with dialog that's not quite clever enough to make it worth seeing more than once. For the most part, the goofy and surprisingly unsettling plot, gets too far out of hand, and the gags become repetitive and weird. Crap!
Rated 29 Nov 2016
70
48th
Old fashioned loony fun with very charismatic female leads, cheesy morality tale, charming effects and some nice physical comedy. Quite possibly Bruce Willis' best performance to date.
Rated 02 Sep 2007
70
58th
A fun romp about vanity and what might happen if... Lots of sight gags and funny effects.
Rated 26 Oct 2012
68
50th
* Casting, Acting : 6 * Script : 7 * Directing, Aura : 7 * Ease of Viewing : 7 * Naked Eye : 7
Rated 29 Mar 2020
79
39th
The script may meander a little. Overall, it doesn't feel like the film does much with its characters while at the same time asking you to buy into a pretty elaborate premise with zero setup. But its creative charm is through the roof. It's just one of those effects-heavy dark comedy staples of the 90s that everyone had a VHS copy of and they didn't know why.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
40
4th
You would think a movie that stars Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep, and Goldie Hawn would be so much better. It's really kind of embarrasing. Actually, I'd probably be more inclined to describe it as creepy and disturbing.
Rated 30 Aug 2010
84
84th
A reminder that good acting can come in threes (Streep, Willis, Hawn), along with a snappy and comical dialogue with a sobering tale of the folly of vanity running beneath. It's quite witty, the visual effects are used to good effect (and still make quite an impression) and if ever there was a compelling juxtaposition to be drawn between Frankenstein and affluent America here it is, alive, in all it's glory.
Rated 04 Mar 2012
70
59th
What an insanely pleasant surprise! Back in the times when Hollywood still had an ASL longer than 0,00001 ms and back when a hole in the stomach would earn a movie the oscar for best special effects (or whatever). Great flick where it would've been a complete disaster had it not been for then insanely exagerated acting - and script. Gotta admit - I loved it.
Rated 30 Dec 2008
70
61st
Bizarre jet black comedy about people's obsessions with their youth and looks.
Rated 31 Jul 2009
59
50th
Quite a bit of fun and amusing in places, 'Death Becomes Her' is not bad at all. I like Bruce Willis' character in particular. Ultimately however this film does nothing outstanding or even new, and does little to linger in the memory.
Rated 18 Aug 2013
50
38th
Equal parts awful and hilarious. Bruce Willis in particular of the leading three delivers a very amusing, seemingly tongue-in-cheek performance. The two others are fine-ish, more notable for their characters' circumstances than personality. Whether or not you enjoy this will probably depend on your ability to accept and/or have a lot of fun laughing at the ridiculous concept.
Rated 10 Jul 2007
3
61st
Fun and quirky but instantly forgettable. One of those weird movies that everyone seems to vaguely remember but few have actually seen.
Rated 23 Jan 2016
80
79th
Such a fun movie. Trashy & macabre; dark comedy gold.
Rated 16 Sep 2007
65
49th
Wild and inventive dark comedy with some entertaining performances.
Rated 01 Sep 2010
65
35th
Worth a look to see its stars elevate a story that's beneath their skill-level.
Rated 17 Feb 2017
97
81st
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Rated 14 Apr 2024
8
58th
What a fun movie I managed to miss out on until now. I really like the actresses in this so that is why I gave it a try. Family friendly for teens, some bad language so not ideal for tweens or younger children.
Rated 17 Jan 2012
55
34th
I really wouldn't call this a great film, but I guess it's not supposed to be. Robert Zemeckis can be a bit hit and miss. It was lighthearted fun though. However, it's not for kids at all. The three leads were all great. And I was really quite impressed with the special effects.
Rated 21 Sep 2007
70
38th
I loved this movie as a kid.
Rated 18 Dec 2016
100
61st
Very well done, where can I get me some of that potion.
Rated 02 Dec 2016
65
44th
Fun and diverting but light and unmemorable.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
26th
Oddball little comedy that has a handful of grimly humorous moments. Meryl Streep tottering around with a badly broken neck is actually quite funny.
Rated 25 Jan 2020
45
19th
cool effects otherwise bit of a snooze
Rated 09 Sep 2013
100
94th
Underrated in my opinion. How often does a mainstream blockbuster director take on fear of death in such a left-field and creative fashion?
Rated 31 May 2008
25
8th
How the hell did they get Meryl Streep into this flick?
Rated 22 Aug 2020
80
37th
Viewed August 21, 2020.
Rated 15 Jan 2011
64
39th
The vicious injuries inflicted to Streep and Hawn are pretty funny,Willis seems a bit lost.
Rated 05 Jan 2021
85
29th
Actress Madeline Ashton has seen better days. When her old friend Helen Sharp proposes to her fiancé Ernest Menville, she doesn't hesitate for a moment to steal it, because as a talented plastic surgeon, Ernest can beautifully revamp her appearance. Years later, Helen is given the opportunity by the witch Lisle von Rhoman to drink from the well of eternal youth, which rekindles the competition between the ladies.
Rated 27 Jan 2008
41
32nd
Rossellini's got an interesting dress. After reviewing I have to say the movie was worser than I remembered. Zemeckis' interest on special effects are eveident though.
Rated 13 Mar 2014
66
18th
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Robert Zemeckis is a hack. Also, Meryl Streep is a hack. Wanna fight about it?
Rated 19 May 2021
47
28th
The direction is great, the cinematography is great, the music is wonderful, the special effects are charming, the performances are astounding, and the set design is A++. But the first half-hour-plus of this movie, up to when the plot starts going off, does nothing but make hateful jokes and blame women for being caught in a system that demands something they can never provide, and then it has the *temerity* to give a big "this is the moral" speech at the end? No thank you.
Rated 15 Oct 2022
65
60th
Quite daring at times for a mainstream film, DBH, in retrospect, was perhaps an early warning sign that Zemeckis was prioritising effects over story, but it mostly works here because the black comic edge is unexpected, and Hawn and Streep are a blast as narcissistic rivals clawing each other's eyes out like mad cats in heat. Willis is also effective playing against type as an emotionally beaten down nerd.
Rated 20 Aug 2008
50
30th
x0
Rated 30 Oct 2021
65
69th
Amusing enough just for the wild performance by the three leads. Everyone is a despicable slime ball and it's a lot of fun seeing everyone's plans go to shit due to ego and pettiness, with a dash of immortality. On the other hand, I didn't much care for the male lead being portrayed as having the moral conscious despite the fact his actions are what set the conflict to begin with and he never tries to reconcile this. Would have been better if he just went batshit insane and paid for it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
39
23rd
I find it near impossible to sit through this film, yet at least three times a year I see it on television. Seriously, the world needs to get off Meryl Streep's jock - she can make a bad film. Case in point.
Rated 16 Mar 2020
88
36th
Bruce Willis really shines in this strange comedy. Not many laughs but pretty entertaining.
Rated 21 Dec 2009
80
42nd
Is there plastic surgery after death? This is an underrated movie that says some pretty sharp things about Hollywood.
Rated 26 Oct 2007
45
21st
Entertaining. A little boring.
Rated 28 Dec 2008
78
49th
Bizarre, quirky and off beat providing a great vehicle for fun packed over the top performances particularly from Streep and Hawn. Plot is totally unbelievable, but thats not really the point here. Looks like all involved had a great time making it. Ok.
Rated 23 Apr 2009
6
2nd
Really really bad.
Rated 16 Jun 2012
87
63rd
Welp
Rated 13 Dec 2022
50
30th
what the hell.
Rated 19 Nov 2015
48
43rd
Every one of those points is for Meryl Streep. This movie re-affirms my belief that, while Streep is a decent dramatic actress, she is a GREAT comedienne. She manages to wring not one, but several unforgettable comic moments out of this dreck (with no help from the director whatsoever). Without her, I would have found this thing pretty much unwatchable. Gotta admit, though, I like Bruce Willis the wimp. Goldie Hawn plays a more irritating version of every other character she's ever done.
Rated 10 Apr 2009
0
15th
A small comedy overwhelmed by its impressive special effects and suffering from its director's belief that louder and faster is funnier.
Rated 21 Nov 2020
67
76th
Death Becomes Her is thoroughly entertaining despite being ridiculous & pulpy. With plenty of over-acting that actually works, it's nice seeing Willis genuinely try. The tongue-in-cheek satire of vanity, underscored by Willis' hilarious refusal, is obvious but not too pushy. Zemeckis (& Silvestri) capture camp well, with the rooftop scene being reminiscent of Back to the Future. The effects hold up really well, though I'm curious how the film would've turned out if Kevin Kline hadn't pulled out.
Rated 23 Oct 2022
83
83rd
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Rated 22 Aug 2007
89
93rd
Excellent, makes one wonder why Bruce Willis's acting chops aren't put to good use mmore often, he might not be oscar worthy but he's not terruble either.
Rated 18 Nov 2008
60
72nd
Witches of Eastwick anyone?
Rated 13 Apr 2007
27
22nd
I like Goldie Hawn, but somehow not even her presence and a solid performance by Bruce Willis makes this movie decent.
Rated 28 Apr 2024
50
37th
I laughed a little, but most of the humor didn't really land for me, and while I appreciate the message, I thought the execution was a bit lacking.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
17th
Ugh. So many good actors; SUCH a mess.
Rated 26 May 2007
75
79th
ROFL.
Rated 07 Oct 2013
60
22nd
59.500
Rated 13 Apr 2023
80
95th
eng; [death becomes her; der Tod steht ihr gut]; zwei rivalisierende Frauen kämpfen um einen Schönheitschirugen, doch eine schmiedet einen plan - bis ein elixier die Unsterblichkeit verspricht.;
Rated 07 Apr 2021
51
40th
It isn't good but it is enjoyable and that's all a film needs to be. I really enjoyed the acting, it's big, verging on camp silliness. A good film to put on when you have no brain energy.
Rated 09 Mar 2013
52
38th
Goldie and Meryl make a sexy and sometimes funny pair of enemies in this satire of Hollywood's obsession with youth -- Willis, well, he's fine playing a totally anti-Willis character --, but the film feels mostly like a showroom of make up and special effects than the hilarious black comedy it was supposed to be.
Rated 30 Sep 2009
60
5th
I can't believe Meryl did this movie. Goldie I get.
Rated 31 Dec 2008
49
25th
Watching these two indestructable chicks fight it out was pretty cool. But I was not for a second buying Bruce Willis as this wussy character.
Rated 01 Mar 2009
59
37th
lol used to really love this one..still kinda do
Rated 28 Jan 2020
45
24th
ugh
Rated 06 Dec 2019
91
79th
Pretty much loved this every time I saw it. It's magical and evil. But mostly magical.
Rated 08 Aug 2017
6
25th
Good body horror, but a lot of this is kind of painful to watch?
Rated 22 Jul 2010
73
26th
Some memorable comic scenes, overall pretty good.
Rated 31 Dec 2007
30
2nd
I know I saw this once, but I don't remember a damn thing about it.
Rated 18 Oct 2018
70
67th
Oddly good. Everyone's having a lot of fun, and all the wacky turns in the plot end up working pretty well. Doesn't take itself very seriously, as it shouldn't, and benefits from three leads with excellent comic timing.
Rated 09 Sep 2016
45
3rd
I think the multiple scenes of women falling down stairs has more interest put into them than the rest of the movie. Isabella Rossellini, though...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
21st
Any movie that has Meryl Streep falling down a staircase is worth watching.
Rated 17 May 2016
60
32nd
Too silly, maybe. High energy. Memorable body horror effects. Willis plays against type, reminding one of Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman. This could have been much more pervy and interesting; wasn't it the heyday of the erotic thriller, and guys like Cronenberg and Lynch? This barely even hits Tim Burton levels of weird. Perhaps the cast had their reputations to consider.
Rated 19 Feb 2007
50
35th
Amusing film.
Rated 31 Dec 2023
76
56th
The three leads all do a good job with their roles in this film. The special effects are really well done and they greatly add to the scenes. Overall I would recommend this film.
Rated 28 May 2008
60
13th
This feels like an 80s movie: insipid, while based on some far-out premise that really falls apart the longer you think about it.
Rated 26 May 2009
20
44th
There's something Twilight Zone-y about the blend of black comedy and Sunday sermon, as well as about the anecdotal narrative. There is nothing Twilight Zone-y about the Silly Putty special effects -- as costly and seamless as they are stomach-turningly ugly. Streep hits the ground running in a Broadway song-and-dance number (voice of Streisand, gams of Ann-Margret), and she stays throughout several strides ahead of the rest of the movie.
Rated 18 Oct 2018
45
42nd
zemeckis has a penchant for making quite empty vehicles for his special effects department. i wish this man wouldn't make films and just only worked in FX.
Rated 24 Jul 2010
70
17th
Whacky.
Rated 16 Jun 2013
70
41st
Incredibly silly and dark. I remember being scared by the poster when I was a little girl. Enjoyed the hammy acting (only the great Meryl could be so good at being a bad actress) and the interesting casting of Bruce Willis as a timid, ugly and pathetic plastic surgeon/undertaker. The effects were pretty good for the time, also.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
48
40th
Pretty entertaining flick about youth obsession.
Rated 30 Apr 2012
60
28th
59.500
Rated 01 Sep 2008
80
87th
this movie is so much fun! great acting from Streep and Hawn.
Rated 27 Jun 2008
70
76th
good movie
Rated 11 Dec 2010
13
8th
just lame
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
15th
A distant memory because I saw it when it came out.
Rated 02 Nov 2013
63
78th
Seems like an updated version of blythe spirit!
Rated 15 Mar 2016
50
23rd
Saw this as a child and was summarily horrified. Watched it as an adult and was summarily bored.
Rated 17 Apr 2023
75
67th
Criminally underrated.
Rated 01 Feb 2010
5
30th
A forgettable movie with some funny moments. Won't bore you, but it also won't make you laugh hysterically.
Rated 13 Jul 2007
85
41st
Silly. But fun. Willis is good in a minor role.
Rated 20 Jun 2010
90
86th
Superb and hilarious performances from Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn in a strange and dark-humored film.
Rated 10 Jun 2009
45
31st
Meryl in an interesting performance here, which results in some parts funny. But the story is so weird that it is not so good watch.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
58
19th
It's a story about obsession, plastic surgury, and special effects. Bruce Willis is good as an aging doctor. Streep and Hawn are pleasantly entertaining but the eventual slapstick final act is a let down.
Rated 22 Dec 2013
72
51st
The camp, the huge performances, and the wacky special effects give this Zemeckis film a huge boost. The plot is barely there but the three leads are having enough fun in the screen so that there is always something to look at. I have a feeling this isn't good but I love it.

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