Being John Malkovich - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Being John Malkovich Reviews

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Jonathan Romney
Sight and Sound
April 17, 2001
An incredibly rich and entertaining (not to say, laudably malevolent) film that far transcends its already way-out title premise.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 21, 2001
It's really one hell of a ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 14, 2001
Cinta sumamente original que va a dejar pensando al espectador tiempo después de que éste abandone la sala de proyección
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 12, 2001
We get self-absorbed characters seeking personal happiness, no matter how it may affect others, especially Malkovich.
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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
a hilariously perverse riff on love triangles, identity, and fame
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
It's not a horrible movie. It just gets so confusing that you should rent it, so you can rewind and figure out what is going on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
The film has a number of good laughs in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Mr. Jonze's film, with a terrific original screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, is not the first to explore the prospect of being able to sneak into the mind of another person. But Mr. Jonze's version is definitely the most fun.
| Original Score: 5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Unlike most comedies, which go for laughs without worrying about depth, Being John Malkovich has both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
January 1, 2000
A hellacious ride.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Either Being John Malkovich gets nominated for best picture, or the members of the Academy need portals into their brains.
| Original Score: 4/4
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January 1, 2000
Different from anything that came before it.
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Gemma Files
January 1, 2000
Surreal to the point of poeticism.
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
A hilariously novel conception.
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Descends disappointingly from hilarious whimsy into bleak, repellant, Outer Limits - tinged dysfunction.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A smart, unusual film that will get into your head.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
The most excitingly original movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
January 1, 2000
Some things shouldn't be tampered with. One of them is the inside of Malkovich's head. Another is the pleasure you'll get from watching Being John Malkovich.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
The title isn't just some alternative rock band sounding chime -- it's exactly what the film is about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Lunacy is par for this film's course, made visual by Lance Acord's creatively demented cinematography.
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