Meet Joe Black


Meet Joe Black

Critics Consensus

Glacially slow, uneventful.



Total Count: 40


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Meet Joe Black tells the story of media tycoon William Parrish, whose charmed life and orderly household are suddenly disrupted by the arrival of an enigmatic young man named Joe Black, , an otherworldly presence who proceeds to fall in love with Parrish's beautiful daughter Susan. For Parrish, Susan and the rest of his family, the consequences of this romance are profound, complicated and bittersweet.


Brad Pitt
as Joe Black
Anthony Hopkins
as William Parrish
Claire Forlani
as Susan Parrish
David S. Howard
as Eddie Sloane
Lois Kelly-Miller
as Jamaican Woman
Jahnni St. John
as Jamaican Woman's Daughter
Diane Kagan
as Jennifer
Gene Canfield
as Construction Foreman
Steve Coats
as Electrician
Julie Lund
as Drew's Secretary
Kay Gaffney
as Boardmember
Anthony Kane
as Boardmember
Joe H. Lamb
as Boardmember
Robert C. Lee
as Boardmember
Hardy Phippen Jr.
as Boardmember
Stephen Adly Guirgis
as Hospital Receptionist
Leo Marks
as Party Waiter
Michelle Youell
as Party Guest
Gene Leverone
as Party Guest
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Audience Reviews for Meet Joe Black

  • Oct 23, 2013
    Far longer than it needs to be, and pretty silly at times, but unforgettable and fascinating. There's nothing out there like this film. It's a great look into the human mind and how it interacts with its environment, as shown in Pitt's almost childlike portrayal of Death. Good story, fantastic music and atmosphere...I just love how a lot of the scenes are set up in this film. Very unique.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2012
    This movie really makes no sense, but I still enjoy it a lot by the grace of the willowy and wounded Claire Forlani. Death has been around since the beginning of time (just ballparking it), so how is he still so ignorant about friendship, passion, sex, success, greed, revenge - the ways of the world, essentially, including colloquialisms about Death and taxes? One would think he'd have a human dalliance every decade at least. The character is written to be a wide-eyed simpleton, and they had to pick the actor with the worst face and voice for that: Brad Pitt. He's so dead-eyed and dumb-sounding.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    A very interesting film that I found to be really cool, however not as great as I had expected, it was very long an got stupid at times.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 30, 2011
    I I were just judging it's beautiful score, it would be a ten. If I had a brain? About a 5/10.
    Logan G Super Reviewer

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