Being John Malkovich Reviews

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August 30, 2019
Kaufman and Jonze steer us through a truly twisted psychological and existential swamp.
June 12, 2018
Fabulously funny and delightfully disturbed, "Being John Malkovich'' is the ultimate voyeur movie, a dark and at times malevolent take on what it's like to be in someone else's skull, looking out.
March 22, 2018
The beauty of the film is the way it elevates John Malkovich from an actor to an axiom.
September 11, 2017
Though Being John Malkovich was deliciously original and delivers an underrated performance by John Cusack, the ending was a bit disappointing.
June 18, 2012
An incredibly rich and entertaining (not to say, laudably malevolent) film that far transcends its already way-out title premise ...
May 12, 2012
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.
June 18, 2002
It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings.
May 8, 2002
Gender and relationships shift and merge and re-form like blobs of goo in a lava lamp… a profoundly anti-human fantasy.
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.
August 17, 2001
Ribald Kafkaesque romp Being John Malkovich contemplates the nature of sexual identity and celebrity with a surrealist shtick that owes plenty to Buuel and Svankmajer.
April 17, 2001
An incredibly rich and entertaining (not to say, laudably malevolent) film that far transcends its already way-out title premise.
March 21, 2001
It's really one hell of a ride.
January 1, 2000
Overlong.
January 1, 2000
Different from anything that came before it.
January 1, 2000
Surreal to the point of poeticism.
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