So I Married An Axe Murderer

 (4,651)6.51 h 33 min1993X-RayPG-13
Offbeat, hatchet-driven romance about a wedlock-shy coffee house poet (Mike Myers) whose perfect woman (Nancy Travis) just might be a serial killer.
Thomas Schlamme
Mike MyersNancy TravisAnthony LaPaglia
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Amanda PlummerBrenda Fricker
Robert N. FriedCary Woods
TriStar Pictures
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Alcohol usefoul languagenuditysexual contentsmokingviolence
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Brent Allen Van EveryReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Well, it's a well known fact, Sonny Jim, that there's a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows.
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K WilReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mike Meyer's best movie is a classic comedy
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This is such a classic comedy film and in my opinion, it is much better than any of the other movies that Mike Meyers was in. Don't let the title scare you, it is not a horror movie. It is a timeless comedy that I have enjoyed no matter how many times that I have watched it.
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Lochlan LongstriderReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Nancy Travis, Alan Arkin, and Phil Hartmann deserved better
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Warning, spoiler alert! Plot and ending revealed ahead.
Okay, so Nancy Travis is absolutely lovely in this flick. That is the good part. Unfortunately, I got tired of Mike Myers's recycled comedic mannerisms really fast; and, they are all on display here and could just as easily have been used in another Wayne's World movie. Having him portray a Beat poet and romantic lead is a real stretch; however, to his defense, he didn't write or direct this stinker. And I actually liked Myers's run on SNL and his Austin Powers movies.
There is also some serious suspension of disbelief necessary here. To the point that you would need to have a brain injury. The worst is that the character Harriet (Nancy Travis) has been married three times previously and each time her sister, Rose has murdered all of Harriet's husbands. Now Harriet is on husband number four, Stuart (Mike Myers), and the same scenario is being played out again. Wait, you mean she never went to the authorities to report that her live-in sister was a homicidal maniac? Doesn't that make her at least an accessory to the crimes? Poor Rose, played by Amanda Plummer is the plain sister so she gets the role of psycho-murderer. Add the obnoxious Scottish ethnic slurs and this flick gets overripe fast. Hey Mikey, I bet you wanted to have "Fat Bastard" in this one too! How many drunken pipers does it take to make a Mike Myers flick? Okay, so the bit about Stuart's mom, May (Brenda Fricker) being pervy on Stuart's friend Tony (Anthony LaPaglia) is kind of funny in a "dirty old woman" switch and Alan Arkin as the mild-mannered police sergeant who answers to a committee is good. Charles Grodin is welcome as the assertive bystander who refuses to have his vehicle commandeered. Michael Richards does his insensitive shtick and Steven Wright is the bush pilot from hell. Phil Hartmann is given a throwaway part (the comedy world will never recover from the loss of his talent).
Wait, how exactly does the Mike Myers character Stuart support himself in pricey San Francisco? Oh yeah, he's a poet. Yeah, and I'm Robbie Burns.
I guess it could have been worse, it could have starred Chevy Chase.
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Jessica RoseReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I think it’s weird that people buy dvd’s and blue rays on Amazon and leave reviews of the film instead of the quality of the DVD or Blue Ray itself. Maybe it’s just me...I also think it’s weird that everyone thinks they are the embodiment of Siskel and Ebert. (1990’s American Film Critics) Much like the opinion I have just left here it is unnecessary and pointless. However I am here to say that I give the quality of this Blue Ray 5 stars and the film 2 thumbs up.
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josh Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
buy the dvd or blue ray
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I accidentally pressed buy dvd on prime video and didn't know that it was an instant buy and had requested cancellation. I have set an account yet no account for prime video. Bought one prime and one dvd after the cancellation. I cancelled and didn't get an email right away to account. reasons to no ever save card information on any internet sites. I have ratings for the movie at four stars. I liked the movie and for the most part only buy four rated or five that are over ten dollars. I believe Amazon can be professional about this kinda stuff. I am no the only one and there is several who have done the same or else the help or assistance wouldn't have said to go to prime video to set a pin for purchasing prime videos. This video is much worth to singles as much couples who desire a little bit of a clean yet funny romance. Isn't any big time drama in such= no sleeping with someone else, no perverted scenes-crude humor yet no over the top making love. As a single it isn't a choice yet it is very rare to find that life partner who will let you be your own self. If a women thinks she is going to walk all over me and demolish my heart it shouldn't happen again, probably why I don't have a heartbeat anymore...word. My longest relationship started that way yet she has some beautifulness about her and I felt like it was only time before she wanted to become an adult and settle down and be open about being a mom in the future. Sure your to have that fun start at the beginning, yet its only work after you know one another. All for commitment. I only had maybe a couple times that clinging on to me and I like that feeling because it tells me that she loves me. no to much clingy though. I opted out of relationship due to patterns in life and faithfulness. If started to have a bunch of lies that isn't kind then it isn't worth going to prison to lay a fist on some other guy. I though don't like to view the other guy without going through that passion ones have at the start. There's more then one.
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VarsuukReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
"Hard-hearted Harbinger of Haggis" For the Win.
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Just a really really fun movie. I saw it at the time it was released in theaters and have caught it time to time on cable. Rented to play for my 10yo whose mother is of half Scottish descent. Until I met her, I had not idea how much this film was full of Scottish stereotypes. A near Hate Crime's worth if they weren't done with love ;) and so darn funny. Seriously, I guess I lived under a rock or something. Heck, she also explained to me the attitude of the English trainer to Woody in The Great White Hype... was like huh? But... I digress.

My son was reciting Meyers' character's "poetry" for weeks.
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The Good, the Bad, and the ReviewedReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
An almost-perfect movie, but still gets all five stars!
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I only hope that in the future when some scumbag executive is like, "Hey uh, so this property we own, this Axe Murderer joint... Can we reboot this?," someone is smart enough to say, "No, no, that's not where the money is. What we need to do is turn that joint into a witty prequal that stands on its own! Call it, 'How I Met an Axe Murderer,' and make it about the guy's prior love interests, but see...he was RIGHT about all them! One broad really WAS a mobster! The other gal that smelled like soup? Well it was from trying to wash off guts and gunpowder! Make a whole thing of it, starring all these crazy murder-chicks, with a Mike Myers guy in the middle of it all!"

THAT will never happen, but SHOULD.
CBReviewed in the United States on January 19, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend...
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I hated this movie so much that I didn't even finish watching it.
To be fair, maybe it would have gotten better had I continued watching it to the end, but I didn't feel like wasting any more of my time in order to find out. The parts that were supposed to be funny, I didn't find funny at all. Really lame humor. Seriously, this movie is on the level of Biodome. Total waste of money.
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