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A Face in the Crowd Reviews

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January 26, 2006
What starts out as a seemingly liberal tract rapidly becomes a smug, cynical exercise in misanthropy.
May 24, 2003
The first half of A Face in the Crowd is genuinely intriguing and competently handled by Kazan, but it quickly degenerates into moralizing diatribe.
October 15, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2002
A little overdone, but Neal and Remick are brilliant.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2012
A fascinating early look at the unholy alliance between politics and entertainment, the corporations controlling it all. With Griffith's wild performance, even though the film has its flaws, it's worth viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 3, 2015
Griffith's hungry, lunging performance is a shock and a revelation to anyone who knows him primarily from The Andy Griffith Show or, God knows, Matlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 12, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
December 31, 2004
Didactic but highly effective little black comedy from the folks who gave you 'On the Waterfront.' Andy Griffith is downright scary.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 15, 2005
...an important cautionary tale for all of us not take everything we see and hear at face value.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 29, 2007
It's a biting 'rise and fall' satire, sending out a warning to watch out for legends created on the boob tube.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 27, 2008
A Face in the Crowd has never ceased to be relevant.
October 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 28, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
November 20, 2003
The remarkable thing about A Face in the Crowd is the way in which this 50-year-old film only seems to become only more relevant with the passing of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 13, 2005
Next time you feel like you're getting fooled again by a demagogue, rent this movie and get centered
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 31, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Andy Griffith, as a hick radio star modeled on Arthur Godfrey, delivers an astonishing, sinister performance in Elia Kazan's 1957 essay on media demagoguery.
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