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Meet Joe Black (1998) Movie Information

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Martin Brest


Brad Pitt
Anthony Hopkins
Claire Forlani
Jake Weber
Marcia Gay Harden
Jeffrey Tambor





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Just about to celebrate his 65th birthday, media mogul Bill Parrish meets death - literally in the form of a young man named Joe Black. Yet something happens as Black, at first only interested in taking Bill with him, instead finds himself entranced by his daughter, Susan, and life itself. -- Chris Kavan

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Daniel Corleone 12/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Billionaire media mogul Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) thinks about a merger. His daughter Susan (Claire Forlani) is in a relationship with Drew (Jake Weber), one of his father's staffs. Susan gets acquainted with Joe but Death has other plans. Despite its stellar cast and honest performances, the overall premise and pace just dampens the overall film. Meet Joe Black's length can really be felt because of the uninteresting plot and lack of a likable figure.

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Alaine 12/20/2011 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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Yes, but Brad Pitt? Brad Pitt.

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mitchellyoung 05/17/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A slow burn of a movie with a solid and believable cast and a brooding and introspective take on life and death. Some of the symbolism and fantasy moments play as obvious, but the "real life" storylines ground the film and give it an emotional core.

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donkeyknight 05/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Idiotic. This movie enters my Top 10 Worst Movies List. Horribly written-several lines made me groan. The (mostly unlikable and unrelatable) characters all act implausibly. After 3 hours of this, I wished death would take me instead.

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frenchfreyteetor 04/13/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A very interesting movie with an outstanding cast. Good, but long.

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04/26/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Meet Joe Black.. Oscar worthy!

Meet Joe Black is a phenominal movie about a wealthy Bill Parrish ( played perfectly by Anthony Hopkins) who is about to celebrate his 65th birthday when he is visited by a mysterious stranger (Joe Black) played by Brad Pitt. That mysterious stranger turns out to be Death that has come to take Bill's life. But the plot thickens when Joe Black falls for Bill's beautiful daughter played by Claire Forlani. Death has agreed to give Bill more time on earth if Bill will be his guide on earth for a while. The performances by Hopkins and Pitt are Oscar-worthy and the direction by Martin Brest is as good if not better than his previous endeavor ( Scent of a Woman #3 on my Top 100). The movie is a little long (3 hours) which is the reason I give it 3 1/2 stars and rank it 19th in my Top 100. Still ...

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