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Man on the Moon Reviews

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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
We're constantly kept guessing as to what's real or false. Intriguing.
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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
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Superficially clever yet profoundly shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
A strange trip but a far from satisfying one.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
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
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Mesmerizing and entertaining.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Amadeus with a twist.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
A brilliant, almost terrifying impersonation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
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
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
The big problem with Man on the Moon is that it settles for being a thing of surfaces.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A brilliant, maniacally funny, and dizzying experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The crowning performance of Jim Carrey's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bob Thomas
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
The best performance of Carrey's career.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
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
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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.
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Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Enormously underwritten and unfunny.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
January 1, 2000
Carrey gives an otherworldly, possessed performance.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Uninspired and relatively clueless.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
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Edward Margulies
Mr. Showbiz
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.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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.
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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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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
One of the year's most entertaining movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers don't even attempt to give Kaufman an inner life.
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Candace Murphy
San Jose Mercury News
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.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
January 1, 2000
Kaufman always wanted to keep us guessing, and this movie respects his wishes.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
Man on the Moon will be especially interesting for those who like a little TV history with their movies.
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January 1, 2000
That's not a movie, it's a timeline.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A formidable piece of work.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5