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Being John Malkovich Reviews

Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

May 12, 2012
David Rooney
Variety
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Devilishly inventive and so far out there it's almost off the scale.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 17, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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This outrageous comic fantasy may not sustain its brilliance throughout its 112 minutes, but it keeps cooking for so much of that time that I don't have many complaints.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 8, 2008
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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By the time the tunnel worthy of the likes of Gulliver and Alice becomes a freeway clogged with bit players, a big chill has descended on all the characters.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 27, 2007

Time Out
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This must be seen to be believed, a hundred carat cult item -- and all credit to Malkovich for playing along.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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It is hard to mix moods -- the film is manic, subtle, comic and vaguely sad -- but [Jonze] does it masterfully.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

July 21, 2005
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's clever, witty, dark and, most importantly, unwaveringly bizarre.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 6, 2002
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Wonderfully inventive, wickedly funny, and thoughtful enough to keep your mind on full alert, it's a square peg in the round world of genre films.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 19, 2002
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The most excitingly original movie of the year.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Overlong.

January 1, 2000
John Anderson
Newsday
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Cusack and Diaz are adorable schlumps.

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
At the Movies
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Either Being John Malkovich gets nominated for best picture, or the members of the Academy need portals into their brains.

Full Review Source: At the Movies | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mr. Jonze's film, with a terrific original screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, is not the first to explore the prospect of being able to sneak into the mind of another person. But Mr. Jonze's version is definitely the most fun.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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A hellacious ride.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
David Ansen
Newsweek
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I don't know how a movie this original got made today, but thank God for wonderful aberrations.

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Full of creativity.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 1, 2000
Robert Horton
Film.com
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A hilariously novel conception.

January 1, 2000
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Being John Malkovich, which contains not a frame of extraneous footage, is more than a must-see movie: It's a must - see - more - than - once event.

| Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It may not be clear just what that means, but like the rest of the Malkovich experience it's a lot of fun going down.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 1, 2000
Elizabeth Weitzman
Film.com
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Different from anything that came before it.

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Being John Malkovich is more than just the latest cool, smart, funny movie. It jumps off the screen with the kind of freshness, originality, and light-handed stranglehold on the Zeitgeist that moves movies forward.

January 1, 2000
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine
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Dazzlingly singular movies aren't often this much fun.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
Film.com
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Surreal to the point of poeticism.

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Weird to the max, smart, sneaky as a Wall Street pickpocket and revved up with cruel wit and brazen imagination, Being John Malkovich is a dark movie comedy that you couldn't forget if you tried.

January 1, 2000
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Highly original script.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
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A supremely, almost effortlessly inventive and hilarious experience.

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Unlike most comedies, which go for laughs without worrying about depth, Being John Malkovich has both.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
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