Ruthless PeopleThe movie tells the story of a couple who kidnap their ex-boss's wife to get revenge and extort money from him. But what they don't know is that their boss was plotting to murder his wife.Keywords:
Actors of "Ruthless People"
Characters of "Ruthless People"
Directors of "Ruthless People"
Jim AbrahamsBirthdate: 10 May 1944, Shorewood, Wisconsin, USA
David ZuckerBirthdate: 16 October 1947, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Creators of "Ruthless People"
Dale LaunerBirthdate: 18 May 1952, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
O. HenryBirthdate: 11 September 1862, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Critic Reviews of "Ruthless People"
Los Angeles TimesJuly 31, 2013
The characters here aren't just bad; most of them are truly vile -- human slime. And the film makers chew them up (especially two nefarious bonbons played by Danny DeVito and Bette Midler) with the toothsome glee of jolly cannibals.
Orlando SentinelJuly 31, 2013
Much of the fun of this comedy is in watching what happens as virtually everyone in the movie tries to double-cross or otherwise take advantage of everyone else.
Philadelphia InquirerJuly 31, 2013
An undemanding but well-executed entertainment.
Chicago TribuneJuly 31, 2013
Ruthless People contains some of the biggest laughs of 1986.
Chicago ReaderJuly 31, 2013
It's a rare kind of craftsmanship, and it produces a rare kind of pleasure.
VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Ruthless People is a hilariously venal comedy about a kidnapped harridan whose rich husband won't pay for her return.
Cinemaphile.orgNovember 25, 2015
A great deal of bizarre circumstances occur in this very effective farce, and for any mind that is easily won over by the insistence of shocking humor, it continues to hold a bewildering power to inspire shock, awe and some unforgettable chuckles.
Radio TimesAugust 11, 2014
DeVito and Midler are superb in their roles as the greedy philanderer and his screaming, overbearing other half.
South Florida Sun-SentinelJuly 31, 2013
Occasionally crude and tasteless, Ruthless People is a comedy with a vitriolic twist. It`s a comedy about people who love to hate, with actors who make it worth seeing.
TV GuideJuly 31, 2013
Call it rude, crude, and lewd, but you also have to call it very funny.
Philadelphia Daily NewsJuly 31, 2013
The people who made Ruthless People probably expect us to laugh... at the pushy people who populate their story. And they're right: We will laugh -- not because we have lousy taste (and wicked thoughts) ourselves, but because their film is genuinely funny.
People MagazineJuly 31, 2013
At its considerable best, Ruthless People is a riotous anomaly: a very good farce about very bad taste.
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