To Die For

To Die For

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Nicole Kidman delivers a BAFTA-nominated performance in this sly 1995 media thriller from Gus Van Sant (Elephant) as a woman willing to go to dangerous lengths to achieve her goal of being a big television personality. Based on the book by Joyce Maynard. More

Suzanne Stone (Kidman) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced to destroy anything and anyone that may stand in her way, regardless of the ultimate cost or means necessary.

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1995Rating: R106 minsCanada, UK, USAThe Rank Organisation, Columbia Pictures
ComedyCrimeDrama

To Die For | Reviews

88%58 reviews

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Like Roseanne, Gus Van Sant refuses to compromise his trademark smarty-pants assault on storybook America.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Nicole Kidman's work here is inspired. Her clothes, her makeup, her hair, her speech, her manner, even the way she carries herself (as if aware of the eyes of millions) are all brought to a perfect pitch.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The delicately featured Phoenix (yes, River's brother) has an extraordinary, chic-oddball presence.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

To Die For could have been a great film. It's not, but it shows what Nicole Kidman can do.

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Time Out

Time Out

This is a sharp, consistently funny blend of black comedy and satire on the deleterious effects of television.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

As Jimmy, the teen sap who falls hard for Suzanne, Joaquin Phoenix is dead-eyed yet touchingly vulnerable -- a mush-mouthed angel.

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