A mystery wrapped inside an enigmatic nation, flawlessly acted and difficult to predict. I'm always impressed when a movie informs about a foreign culture while it entertains, and this one is powerful art in that regard.
| Original Score: A
A rare sight: a sharply observed Hollywood satire of poignant ideas, such as opportunities in life, achieving fame in American society, and how we all are in one way or another con men.
| Original Score: A-
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 3/5
It walks like a play and talks like a play, but thanks to the gentle direction and the performances from the crack cast -- particularly Channing and a never-better Smith -- it's satisfying as a movie.
Will Smith's greatest performance. A compelling drama.
| Original Score: 4/4
One of Fred Schepisi's best films
Bitingly funny, with superb performances from Channing and Sutherland.
A multidimensional drama fueled by a thought-provoking screenplay, tart comic energy, firecracker surprises, and a spiritually vibrant finale.