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Mad City Reviews

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Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
May 23, 2007
Mad City is a waste of your time and money.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Emanuel Levy
August 21, 2006
This simplistic and obvious expose about the manipulative power of the news media (lazily acted by Travoilta and Hoffman) is so familiar that it's not going to upset or provoke anyone.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 8, 2005
...a film of mild pleasures and mild annoyances, alternately tired and clever yet ultimately dismissible.
Full Review| Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
December 5, 2004
'The media are vultures' is the prevailing point here, and it is not expressed in the most original or interesting of ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Compelling analysis of the modern media. Somewhat obvious, but still works.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A wanna-be event movie that merely reinvents the wheel.
| Original Score: 1/4
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Has a fairly good view of the Big Picture, but its dramatic details never come into satisfying focus.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The actors tried too hard to make something out of nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Sanford
January 1, 2000
The weak material is unenthusiastically played by Dustin Hoffman and downright badly handled by John Travolta...
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
May 17, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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