• R, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Robert Altman
    In Theaters:
    Apr 10, 1992 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 16, 1997
  • Fine Line Features

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The Player Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 7, 2011

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

November 6, 2009
David Ansen
Newsweek
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October 18, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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[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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April 28, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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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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April 28, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A movie about today's Hollywood -- hilarious and heartless in about equal measure, and often at the same time.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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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

May 20, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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[Altman] sticks it to every target, himself and us included, with a wicked zest that hurts only when you laugh.

June 6, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The Player is a rare commodity. It's brilliant and a guilty pleasure.

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January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Altman loves practical jokes, and The Player is his craftiest prank, his jolly last laugh.

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January 1, 2000
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