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Man on the Moon Reviews

June 24, 2006
We're constantly kept guessing as to what's real or false. Intriguing.
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
March 22, 2002
Superficially clever yet profoundly shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A strange trip but a far from satisfying one.
January 1, 2000
What is most wonderful about Man on the Moon, a very good film, is that it remains true to Kaufman's stubborn vision.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Mesmerizing and entertaining.
January 1, 2000
Amadeus with a twist.
January 1, 2000
A brilliant, almost terrifying impersonation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
This is a movie of moments whose ultimate legacy may be to get Carrey out of formula comedies forever.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The big problem with Man on the Moon is that it settles for being a thing of surfaces.
January 1, 2000
A brilliant, maniacally funny, and dizzying experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
The crowning performance of Jim Carrey's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The best performance of Carrey's career.
January 1, 2000
This is a movie that testifies in blisteringly persuasive terms to the intense, particular genius of Jim Carrey.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The problem with this film is that the filmmakers want Kaufman to emerge as a kind of innocent while their biographical due diligence indicates that Kaufman was a head case.
January 1, 2000
Enormously underwritten and unfunny.
January 1, 2000
Carrey gives an otherworldly, possessed performance.
January 1, 2000
Uninspired and relatively clueless.
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.
January 1, 2000
I figured that if anyone could make a flick about the even more objectionable Kaufman, these three were the guys for the job. I was wrong.
January 1, 2000
What the filmmakers have accomplished here is the simplest and best thing they possibly could have done. For two hours, they have brought Andy back to us just as we remember him -- brilliant, provocative and, yes, very funny.
January 1, 2000
Ultimately disappoints because it doesn't share its subject's sense of the outrageous.
January 1, 2000
One of the year's most entertaining movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
This is less a story than a series of exhibits.
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers don't even attempt to give Kaufman an inner life.
January 1, 2000
Go get your wallet. Right now. I'll wait. Got it? OK. Open it up. Take out $8. Now go to the nearest toilet. Drop the cash into the bowl. Flush. Congratulations. You have just simulated attending Man on the Moon.
January 1, 2000
Kaufman always wanted to keep us guessing, and this movie respects his wishes.
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.
January 1, 2000
Man on the Moon will be especially interesting for those who like a little TV history with their movies.
January 1, 2000
That's not a movie, it's a timeline.
January 1, 2000
A formidable piece of work.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5