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The Player Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Entertainment Weekly
November 6, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: A
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David Ansen
Newsweek
October 18, 2008
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 28, 2008
[It's] supposed to be scathing, but the pleasure it affords is like what you get from watching the Oscars: celebrity spotting and in-jokes.
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 28, 2008
Mercilessly satiric yet good-natured, this enormously entertaining slam dunk quite possibly is the most resonant Hollywood saga since the days of Sunset Blvd. and The Bad and the Beautiful.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A movie about today's Hollywood -- hilarious and heartless in about equal measure, and often at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Altman's most subversive message here is not that it's possible to get away with murder in Hollywood, but that the most grievous sin, in Hollywood terms anyway, is to make a film that flops.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 6, 2001
[Altman] sticks it to every target, himself and us included, with a wicked zest that hurts only when you laugh.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The Player is a rare commodity. It's brilliant and a guilty pleasure.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Altman loves practical jokes, and The Player is his craftiest prank, his jolly last laugh.