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Mad City Reviews

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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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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-
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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
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 4/10
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
The weak material is unenthusiastically played by Dustin Hoffman and downright badly handled by John Travolta...
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
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
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
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
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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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 17, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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Washington Post
January 1, 2000

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January 1, 2000
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