Man on the Moon Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Kaufman died a mystery, one I was hoping would be at least partially unraveled by Man on the Moon.
January 1, 2000
Man on the Moon is one of those films where you walk out of the auditorium completely flummoxed as to why you feel so empty.
January 1, 2000
This is less a story than a series of exhibits.
January 1, 2000
This is less of a biography than it is a series of reenactments.
January 1, 2000
No question, this is the finest performance of his career; the movie itself, alas, is hardly an achievement.
January 1, 2000
The big problem with Man on the Moon is that it settles for being a thing of surfaces.
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
A strange trip but a far from satisfying one.
January 1, 2000
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.
January 1, 2000
What's saddest about this film is the impact it's likely to have on Kaufman's legacy.
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
Forman ends it all with a hint that Kaufman may still be with us, a narrative cop-out akin to the it-was- all- a-dream denouement. If he is alive, Andy Kaufman may be the only one in the theatre laughing.
January 1, 2000
Milos Forman's film is a series of incredible simulations that never quite cohere into a movie.
January 1, 2000
As much as I admire Jim Carrey's impersonation of Andy Kaufman, I'll skip future viewings of this superficial recreation and catch one of the numerous documentaries featuring the real man on cable.
January 1, 2000
All but die-hard Jim Carrey fans, there's more enjoyment to be had renting a best-of-Andy Kaufman video or catching Saturday Night Live reruns on Comedy Central.
January 1, 2000
Carrey's performance is a technical marvel, yet it dazzles without edifying.
January 1, 2000
Milos Forman's biopic Man on the Moon is volatile and active -- and, frankly, doesn't make too much sense.
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
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