Man on the Moon - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Man on the Moon Reviews

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
The main problem with this film though is the running time -- it's too short.
Rob Gonsalves
September 27, 2007
A teeming, fast-paced spin through a particularly strange show-biz life.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Ends up asking more questions than it answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
We're constantly kept guessing as to what's real or false. Intriguing.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Carrey gets inside Kaufman's skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Whether you like the film will probably depend on whether you thought Kaufman was funny the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Forman makes this a thematic sequel to Amadeus, focusing on a misunderstood genius whose commitment to artistic vision came before acceptance, popularity, and his loved ones.
| Original Score: A-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Not everyone knows Andy Kaufman, but the world knows Jim Carrey. Soon it will know more about Kaufman's unique style of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 15, 2003
More of an illustrated résumé than a character study, entertaining but seldom insightful.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 15, 2003
postulates that Kaufman was the consummate actor, someone who stayed 'on' even in his offstage life, to the point of losing whatever personality he had. It's an intriguing theory, but it doesn't always make for a smooth viewing experience...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Will appeal to Kaufman fans and Carrey fans alike, and even if you're not a fan of either, you can't deny the intriguing quality of this strange story and the skill with which it's told.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Leslie Felperin
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
The problem is that while Kaufman's life story has its required quota of bizarre-yet-true events, it's doomed to failure as mainstream entertainment because Kaufman wasn't terribly likeable as a person.
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Andy Kaufman biopic is hollow, even with Jim Carrey's chameleonlike performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
An affectionate but unvarnished portrait through the eyes of people who loved Andy...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Carrey's portrayal is dead-on, with all the little mannerisms and voice inflections.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Presents the life of a madcap trickster who desperately wanted to be the biggest star in the world.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
As drama, it's a near miss. Yet as an introduction -- or a reminder -- of a singular talent, it has its appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
What the story lacks in depth, it at least partially makes up for in pop culture kitsch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Superficially clever yet profoundly shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 9, 2002
It never generates the emotional impact that a great biography needs.
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