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Being John Malkovich Reviews

May 12, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: A
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.
April 27, 2007
By the time the tunnel worthy of the likes of Gulliver and Alice becomes a freeway clogged with bit players, a big chill has descended on all the characters.
July 21, 2005
It is hard to mix moods -- the film is manic, subtle, comic and vaguely sad -- but [Jonze] does it masterfully.
November 6, 2002
It's clever, witty, dark and, most importantly, unwaveringly bizarre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2002
It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2002
Wonderfully inventive, wickedly funny, and thoughtful enough to keep your mind on full alert, it's a square peg in the round world of genre films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The most excitingly original movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
Overlong.
January 1, 2000
Cusack and Diaz are adorable schlumps.
January 1, 2000
Either Being John Malkovich gets nominated for best picture, or the members of the Academy need portals into their brains.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
A hellacious ride.
January 1, 2000
I don't know how a movie this original got made today, but thank God for wonderful aberrations.
January 1, 2000
Full of creativity.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
A hilariously novel conception.
January 1, 2000
Being John Malkovich, which contains not a frame of extraneous footage, is more than a must-see movie: It's a must - see - more - than - once event.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
It may not be clear just what that means, but like the rest of the Malkovich experience it's a lot of fun going down.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Different from anything that came before it.
January 1, 2000
Being John Malkovich is more than just the latest cool, smart, funny movie. It jumps off the screen with the kind of freshness, originality, and light-handed stranglehold on the Zeitgeist that moves movies forward.
January 1, 2000
Dazzlingly singular movies aren't often this much fun.
January 1, 2000
Surreal to the point of poeticism.
January 1, 2000
Weird to the max, smart, sneaky as a Wall Street pickpocket and revved up with cruel wit and brazen imagination, Being John Malkovich is a dark movie comedy that you couldn't forget if you tried.
January 1, 2000
Highly original script.
January 1, 2000
A supremely, almost effortlessly inventive and hilarious experience.
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