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Man on the Moon Reviews

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James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Andy Kaufman biopic is hollow, even with Jim Carrey's chameleonlike performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Ultimately disappoints because it doesn't share its subject's sense of the outrageous.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This is less a story than a series of exhibits.
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Todd McCarthy
January 1, 2000
All the audience is left with is the impression of a thoroughly obnoxious man you'd never want to meet in real life.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Ends up asking more questions than it answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Milos Forman's biopic Man on the Moon is volatile and active -- and, frankly, doesn't make too much sense.
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
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 14, 2001
We never really got to see the 'real' Kaufman, aside from a soft spoken oddball hell bent on just one more practical prank on the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
You can learn just as much by watching the pair of documentaries about the comedian that are continually rerun on Comedy Central.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Uninspired and relatively clueless.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers don't even attempt to give Kaufman an inner life.
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
No question, this is the finest performance of his career; the movie itself, alas, is hardly an achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
This is less of a biography than it is a series of reenactments.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 1, 2000
Kaufman died a mystery, one I was hoping would be at least partially unraveled by Man on the Moon.
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
On the big screen, it really isn't worth it, unless you truly like the Jim Carrey, who should definitely get an Oscar nod for his performance, or just want to see Andy's performances all over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
January 1, 2000
A movie that's too conventional to capture Kaufman's insanity and too haphazard, too shapeless, to recapture Kaufman's energy in any meaningful way.
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