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      Meet Joe Black

      PG-13 Released Nov 2, 1998 3h 0m Fantasy Romance Drama TRAILER for Meet Joe Black: Trailer 1 List Meet Joe Black: Trailer 1 Meet Joe Black: Trailer 1 2:26 View more videos
      46% Tomatometer 52 Reviews 81% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkins), businessman and devoted family man, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. However, before he reaches that landmark, he is visited by Death (Brad Pitt), who has taken human form as Joe Black, a young man who recently died. Joe and Bill make a deal: Bill will be given a few extra days of his life, and Joe will spend the same time getting to know what it's like to be human. It seems like a perfect arrangement, until Joe falls in love -- with Bill's daughter. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Meet Joe Black is pretty to look at and benefits from an agreeable cast, but that isn't enough to offset this dawdling drama's punishing three-hour runtime.

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      Joe Clay Times (UK) [A] glossy but overlong update of Mitchell Leisen’s 1934 comedy Death Takes a Holiday. Mar 28, 2023 Full Review Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader A savory, extralong feature whose obvious plotlines unfold with an almost painful slowness that somehow makes them deeper. Oct 26, 2020 Full Review Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun To call the three-hour-long "Meet Joe Black" leaden would do an injustice to lead. Rated: 1/4 Oct 26, 2020 Full Review David Oppedisano Radio Times This is Hollywood at the crossroads of glossy and classy, with Hopkins at the peak of his powers and Pitt at his most transcendent. Rated: 4/5 Jun 7, 2024 Full Review Brian Costello Common Sense Media A gimmicky premise is made even worse by iffy acting, hilariously bad dialogue, and a slow pace. Jan 17, 2024 Full Review Ade Adeniji AdeAdeniji.com Meet Joe Black was a box office flub back in the late 1990s. But the three hour fantasy-romance movie isn’t all bad and like other cult classics like The Room, is so confidently ridiculous at times, you won't soon forget it. Rated: 3/5 Dec 20, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Callie M Just saw this for the first time in 2023 and have rewatched it with friends and family. It’s excellent and takes you back to the 90s. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/11/24 Full Review auriel lovell g Love the story. Amazing. The Acting is great too. I fell in love with Claire Forlani in this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Susan Elaine S Despite all the negatives... Anthony, Brad and Claire and so many good points in the show, make this a movie I love. Yes, the flaws are there but the positives keep it sooo good. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/12/24 Full Review Richard S Brilliant story, and fantastic acting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Cindy B I love this movie so much. The story is amazing, the music is beautiful, and well, I just love everything about it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/24 Full Review yep N people say it's long, and yeah I guess it is, but I kinda like it's pace. parts of it remind me of a happier, kinder version of succession but with good people rather than evil self centered people. I liked brad Pitts performance because there are times when he's super weird and awkward and aloof which makes sense for his character and times where he really dials into some intense moments of competence and I like the range of that character in general. Anthony is great. the story is romantic but also kind of a refreshing and non depressing take on death. critics hated it but whatever. if it's too long for you watch it in hour slots like episodes of whatever hour long show you're used to binge watching. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkins), businessman and devoted family man, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. However, before he reaches that landmark, he is visited by Death (Brad Pitt), who has taken human form as Joe Black, a young man who recently died. Joe and Bill make a deal: Bill will be given a few extra days of his life, and Joe will spend the same time getting to know what it's like to be human. It seems like a perfect arrangement, until Joe falls in love -- with Bill's daughter.
      Director
      Martin Brest
      Producer
      Martin Brest
      Screenwriter
      Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Bo Goldman
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures, City Lights Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Fantasy, Romance, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 2, 1998, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 18, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $44.6M
      Runtime
      3h 0m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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