...a droll take on one of the most notorious mass-murder cases of the 19th century.
—Neil Genzlinger New York Times
...offers many pleasures, chief among them the return of the Landis of old.
—Nathan Rabin Onion AV Club
The actors give the whole thing a sense of genial goodwill, but that's not exactly what you want out of a movie about two craven murderers.
—Josh Bell filmcritic.com
Where the script stumbles is in its absence of any especially funny setpieces or memorable lines.
—Charles Grant Variety
...a so-so black comedy...
—Kyle Smith New York Post
...essentially a series of multiplex-ready clichés adorning a weakly scandalous premise.
—Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine
...unpleasant drivel that tries to make fun out of murder.
—Ray Bennett Hollywood Reporter
...sociopolitically toothless and bizarrely insensitive.
—Mark Holcomb Village Voice