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A unique idea but the zaniness is a bit too much to overcome. Not the director's fault though- Spike Jonze's filmography is defined by the offbeat and probably Being John Malkovich could be his most straightforward, or accessible film. But if so was the intention then he could have made this into a more box office friendly film. The drab settings and production design and the bleak outlook dampened the mood. The acting is good throughout and John Malkovich is very good playing a scared version of himself, and as mentioned at the start- the idea is absolutely class.
Original, hilarious, weird, bleak, and twisted. Kaufman and Jonze make you laugh, gasp, and wonder what the hell is going on.
April 13, 2018
An inventive and unique story about being a puppeteer of someone's mind. Being John Malkovich is a bizarre yet clever contemplation concerning personal identity. If you haven't seen the restaurant scene then you're missing out: "Malkovich?"
Original and engaging, 'Being John Malkovich was as daring as it is rewarding. The acting is so believable your mind will be manipulated into putty. It's one of the most underrated film of the 20th century. Final Score: 9.1/10
Hadn't seen this since it came out, so I forgot some of this. It still is one very very strange movie. The casreer highs of Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonez for sure. Cusack is great, but Diaz is mesmerizing.
Great movie. Incredibly original plot which interesting from beginning to end. Great acting from Cusack, Diaz & Keener. For such a "left field" idea, the movie comes across as very believable, which is a great feat.
What a wildly inventive movie! It offers so much absurdity that there are moments which made my jaw drop at the amount of creativity involved. Putting its absurdity aside, it also came with a great story which developed itself expertly throughout the film. There were many unique twists and turns. Also, the ending was very memorable and fitting.