• R, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Milos Forman
    In Theaters:
    Dec 22, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 30, 2000
  • Universal


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Man on the Moon Reviews

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

The main problem with this film though is the running time -- it's too short.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

January 15, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

A teeming, fast-paced spin through a particularly strange show-biz life.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

September 27, 2007
Derek Adams
Time Out
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We're constantly kept guessing as to what's real or false. Intriguing.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Carrey gets inside Kaufman's skin.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
Ron Wells
Film Threat

Whether you like the film will probably depend on whether you thought Kaufman was funny the first time.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Forman makes this a thematic sequel to Amadeus, focusing on a misunderstood genius whose commitment to artistic vision came before acceptance, popularity, and his loved ones.

| Original Score: A-

January 15, 2005
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Not everyone knows Andy Kaufman, but the world knows Jim Carrey. Soon it will know more about Kaufman's unique style of humor.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

June 25, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

postulates that Kaufman was the consummate actor, someone who stayed 'on' even in his offstage life, to the point of losing whatever personality he had. It's an intriguing theory, but it doesn't always make for a smooth viewing experience...

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette | Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2003
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Will appeal to Kaufman fans and Carrey fans alike, and even if you're not a fan of either, you can't deny the intriguing quality of this strange story and the skill with which it's told.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 8, 2003
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

| Original Score: 3.5/4

January 29, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

An affectionate but unvarnished portrait through the eyes of people who loved Andy...

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Carrey's portrayal is dead-on, with all the little mannerisms and voice inflections.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 4/4

September 10, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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As drama, it's a near miss. Yet as an introduction -- or a reminder -- of a singular talent, it has its appeal.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

June 18, 2002
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

What the story lacks in depth, it at least partially makes up for in pop culture kitsch.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A fascinating, deeply entertaining film about a man who was impossible to define.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

December 10, 2001
Ben Falk

Makes you unsure whether you have learned more (or absolutely nothing) about this mysterious and undoubtedly talented man.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

April 17, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Both wildly entertaining and strangely moving.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 27, 2001
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Carrey is brilliant in the role, dissolving without a trace into his character. Maybe this will get him that academy award for best actor which eluded him last year for some reason.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 9/10

January 1, 2001
Cornell & Petricelli

Offers much enjoyment.

Full Review Source: CinemaSense.Com | Original Score: 8/10

January 1, 2000

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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