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M*A*S*H Reviews

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 25, 2015
What lingers is the Army's sexism. At first it's exposed but the story soon indulges in the humiliation of women. M*A*S*H* remains enjoyably irreverent but falls well short of the counterculture, anti-establishment war-satire it could've been.
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
March 3, 2015
As a savage comedy about man's rebellion in the face of death it has rarely been bettered.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
March 3, 2015
M.A.S.H., one of America's funniest bloody films, is also one of its bloodiest funny films.

March 3, 2015
It's Altman at his irreverent, hilarious best.
Robert Hatch
The Nation
March 3, 2015
I looked in vain for pertinence or surprise. Nor was I shocked: without some maturity (if not by the participants, at least by the managers), irreverence is merely brash.
David Parkinson
Radio Times
March 3, 2015
The quality of this acerbic study of life in a Korean War field hospital has been too often overlooked because of the popularity of the TV series it spawned.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 27, 2014
That it's is so much of its moment doesn't mean that it's aged poorly... it's brash enough and inventive enough to still feel like a work of radicalism, more than 40 years on,
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2013
For me, M*A*S*H contains as much depression as humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
August 26, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] "M*A*S*H" ruthlessly satirizes the hypocritical U.S. military, and de facto the U.S. Government, for its systemic hypocrisies and arbitrary means of doling out Draconian punishments to friends and foe alike.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Rollicking, biting, satirical classic is so 1970.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
September 25, 2009
Altman chronicles the sardonic wasteland with a camera that's always in the wrong place at the right time
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
September 15, 2009
A good dint lower than its reputation, more so if you look at it not as one of the seminal 1970s films but instead as the first chapter from the finest filmmaking career spent examining the American mystique.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
July 2, 2007
Impudent and bold, M.A.S.H., Altman's most commercial film, satirizes the glorification of war, military bureaucracy, social hypocrisy, repressed sexuality and other norms than have lost their validity.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 27, 2007
This is still watchable for the verve of the ensemble acting and dovetailing direction, but some of the crassness leaves a sour aftertaste.
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Variety Staff
June 27, 2007
In the end M.A.S.H. succeeds, in spite of its glaring faults.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 19, 2007
A black comedy that rings hollow today.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 26, 2006
Altman boiled away the muddled meat of literary pretension intended to smokescreen the essence of war: blood on the one side and semen on the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It shows Altman's stylistic signature in embryonic form.
Christopher Null
April 14, 2006
A battle against the idea that 'a war movie' had to be a serious affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark Bourne
April 6, 2006
If its bite and sass have diminished for today's new audiences ... consider that a testimony to the attitude, style, and technique it pioneered and infused into American popular movies.
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