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November 8, 2016
This bittersweet love story is set against the world of network news and writer-producer-director James Brooks fills his satire with some lovable heros and villains -- and characters that don't quite fit into either category.
February 26, 2011
(The) endlessly quotable writing... keeps the film fresh as Tom, Aaron and Jane carom off each other at ever-more oblique angles.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 6, 2011
The human element is just as prescient as it was then, while the characters' romantic/professional entanglements now have the added poignancy of the past tense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 17, 2011
By looking at the small-screen picture...[Brooks] provocatively suggests that America's socio-political problems are pretty much the same as the personal problems of its citizens. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 24, 2010
People often behave foolishly in matters of love and just about everything else. That can lead to heartache and tragedy, but that same foolishness can also be very funny to watch, as it is here.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 2, 2009
All the performers are tops.
April 2, 2008
The outstanding set pieces give the viewer an idea of the job pressures, its perks, pitfalls and how the news is in the long run compromised.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 1, 2008
Enormously entertaining.
April 1, 2008
In a film tracing the endless battles between style and substance, Brooks delivers both in abundance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 1, 2008
Hunter and Brooks are hugely appealing as news professionals trying to stay afloat in the corporate cauldron.
April 1, 2008
Worthy adult entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 1, 2008
One of the best entertainments of 1987.
February 11, 2008
Though lacking visual style, this is a poignantly written film about the changing professional mores of TV news in the electronic age, well-acted by the three leads, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, and Albert Brooks.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 14, 2007
Smart, biting media humor is a bit dated, but well worthwhile viewing.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
Underpinning what is a charming, protean love-triangle is a serious statement about the function, value, and direction of television news.
May 6, 2005
I could gush over this movie for hours, just delightful
| Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2004
The best movie about the television business
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2003
It's absurd but often funny, usually when it's dissecting the TV trade.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
November 13, 2003
A good love story and nice behind-the-scenes look at the news.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 31, 2003
Brooks' screenplay still seems alarmingly timely in its portrait of the blurring of the lines between what is news and what is entertainment. The movie's quietly devastating climax beautifully illustrates the collapse of ethics in TV journalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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