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
eFilmCritic.com
September 27, 2007
A teeming, fast-paced spin through a particularly strange show-biz life.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
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
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
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| 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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Top Critic
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
A fascinating, deeply entertaining film about a man who was impossible to define.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Falk
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
Makes you unsure whether you have learned more (or absolutely nothing) about this mysterious and undoubtedly talented man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Both wildly entertaining and strangely moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

New Zealand Herald
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Carrey is brilliant in the role, dissolving without a trace into his character. Maybe this will get him that academy award for best actor which eluded him last year for some reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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