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The Mask Reviews

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Stephen Wigler
Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2013
Carrey may be the finest comic to come along since Robin Williams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
April 12, 2013
Adults should also be advised that the previews show most of the good effects, and are 100 minutes shorter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 12, 2013
When his face turns green and his limbs get limber, Carrey's pretty much unstoppable. This cartoon-y creation is an amazing fusion of physical comedy and state-of-the- art cinema illusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
April 12, 2013
The gangland plot is flimsy (bad guy Peter Greene wears too much eyeliner), and the jokes are erratic, but it's a far better showcase for Carrey's comic-from-Uranus talent than Ace Ventura.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
April 12, 2013
Carrey and his aggressive overbite are back, but this time he's better used as an ingredient instead of as the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 12, 2013
Carrey, the star of the surprising hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and a regular on TV's In Living Color, acquits himself well in a part of sublime goofiness.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 12, 2013
If a movie star was born in Ace Ventura, he is christened in The Mask. Quite simply, this is the best and freest crazy comedy to come along since Beetlejuice.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2013
Not only is he adept at physical humor, the kind of knockabout stuff that recalls the classic silent clowns, but Carrey also has a bright and likable screen presence, a lost puppy quality that is surprisingly endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
Carrey now has the clout to find a vehicle worthy of his hyperactive gooniness. When he does, we'll see if he's truly a jester for our time or simply the moron of the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 19, 2008
...a kind of Roger Rabbit on steroids that still holds up well after all these years.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

Film4
December 14, 2008
The Mask is highly enjoyable -- if you can bear Carrey's constant tics and mugging.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
November 24, 2008
Adroitly directed, viscerally and visually dynamic and just plain fun.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 18, 2007
Though the story has a certain universal appeal -- who hasn't felt like a useless jerk and wished to wake up capable of anything? -- the execution is oddly sour and distasteful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
The results are easy to watch, though awfully familiar and simpleminded.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 5, 2007
This special effects extravaganza is s good star vehicle for Jim Carrey, exhibiting his skills and his shticks; in a small part, the sexy Cameron Diaz is bound to become a leading lady.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
October 7, 2006
[It] wouldn't have been possible without Jim Carrey, who commands the physically demanding lead role with exuberant confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The design is bright as a button and the transformation scenes real eye-poppers, but the film's best special effect is putty-faced Carrey with his razzle-dazzle star turn as the affable Stanley and his manic alter ego.
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
August 18, 2005
Cartoony fun with a bombastic Jim Carrey.
| Original Score: B+
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
July 6, 2005
Despite everything, it's still a marvellously energetic movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 2, 2005
CG overkill salvaged by Carrey's maniacal performance.
| Original Score: 4/5
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