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1,634 Ratings

Death Becomes Her

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
United States, 1992
Comedy, Fantasy


14 years after Madeline steals Helens fiancé Ernest, Helen together with the now alcoholic and downtrodden Ernest plots a plan to kill Madeline. Hovewer, due to Madeline having taken an elixir that gives her eternal life just killing her won’t suffice.

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Death Becomes Her Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1993 | Winner: Best Effects, Visual Effects

BAFTA Awards

1993 | Winner: Best Special Effects

Golden Globes (USA)

1993 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1992 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actor

Critics reviews

Perhaps there’s something to be said for the material transcending the people shepherding it onto the screen. Death Becomes Her is a flashy, femme spin on both The Picture of Dorian Gray and hagsploitation with an unmistakably Tales from the Crypt taste for poetic justice.
May 04, 2016
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In a film without a charitable bone in its body, there is no humanity to Madeleine and Helen (Mad vs. Hel . . . cute?); they are simply the worst that Hollywood can offer, repulsive Norma Desmonds for the digital age.
March 04, 2013
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The contempt for women in this movie actually goes well beyond physical abuse, but it’s the violence that gets the biggest laughs, and certainly the movie wouldn’t have much impact without it.
July 31, 1992
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