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Being John Malkovich Reviews

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March 21, 2018
The beauty of the film is the way it elevates John Malkovich from an actor to an axiom.
November 27, 2017
It's a film, indeed, of such jaw-dropping originality that its flaws -- and it definitely has some -- count for far less than they otherwise would.
September 11, 2017
Though Being John Malkovich was deliciously original and delivers an underrated performance by John Cusack, the ending was a bit disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 7, 2014
There's something fantastically proto-Internet about this romantic-dramedy of flop-sweat desperation, role-playing, simulation and eccentric, niche-culture behaviour-a world of virtual-reality escapes, alter egos, sexual fetishes and rabbit-hole trips.
June 25, 2012
an essential existentialist text.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 18, 2012
An incredibly rich and entertaining (not to say, laudably malevolent) film that far transcends its already way-out title premise ...
June 14, 2012
Playing by its own rules every step of the way, Being John Malkovich is clearly the sort of movie that needs to be made more often.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 12, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 3, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Corollaries of desire break through dead-end walls only to be reinvented on the other side in a supernatural spectrum of practical existence. Go figure.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
December 18, 2010
Kids won't get this sex-driven, head-trip comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 17, 2008
Devilishly inventive and so far out there it's almost off the scale.
February 8, 2008
This outrageous comic fantasy may not sustain its brilliance throughout its 112 minutes, but it keeps cooking for so much of that time that I don't have many complaints.
July 23, 2007
Will benefit greatly from repeat viewings and fervent post-viewing deconstruction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 14, 2007
A film that seems to make all the right choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 7, 2007
In just a few years, with a flurry of wildly imaginative films and three Oscar nominations, Kaufman has managed to join the likes of David Mamet, Stephen King, William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde on the short list of screenwriting superstars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 6, 2005
A triumph. Featuring a bizarrely original storyline, the screenplay by Charlie Kaufman is brought to the screen by Jonze in what may turn out to be one of the funniest films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 21, 2005
It is hard to mix moods -- the film is manic, subtle, comic and vaguely sad -- but [Jonze] does it masterfully.
April 9, 2005
A surrealistic ride into a fantasy world that is unique and never before seen.
January 2, 2005
...dense with ideas and non sequitur surprises, a viewer-friendly fun house of a film that asks only that we enjoy the ride. It is smart without seeming challenging...
Read More | Original Score: A
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