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M*A*S*H Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
One of Altman's bona-fide masterpieces. Even better than the subsequent TV show. (Easily.)
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
January 5, 2005
Altman's best film and most influential.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 15, 2004
Robert Altman's biggest success to date is also one of his least interesting films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
One of the reasons M*A*S*H is so funny is that it's so desperate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 21, 2004
Ahead of its time and still one of the most effectively subversive comedies ever to emerge from a major studio.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Clever camera setups, Altman's patented overlapping dialogue, wonderful sight gags and situations, and universally fine ensemble performances combine to make this one the most enjoyable war-themed films ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Roger Greenspun
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Although it is impudent, bold, and often very funny, it lacks the sense of order (even in the midst of disorder) that seems the special province of successful comedy.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Altman's irreverent portrait of a Korean War medical unit.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 7, 2002
Not only essential to an understanding of its director, it's equally essential to any understanding of film at the time it was made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Robert Altman's Korea-as-Vietnam 'comedy' demonstrates the best -- and worst -- of '70s cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 17, 2002
Before ... the next war, both sides need to hire Altman as the director. He knows the territory, works with ensemble casts better than anyone, and provides plenty of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 12, 2002
Remains as sharp and fresh and relevant as it was on the day of its initial release.
| Original Score: 92/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 17, 2001
If you're among the TV show's multitude of fans but don't know much about its progenitor, you may be surprised at how much edgier and daring the dark movie comedy is.
| Original Score: 8/10
June 15, 2001
I can only be grateful to whomever was the brilliant producer who saw the potential for one of the best-loved series within this mess of dullness and mean-spirited randomness.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5
Neil Smith
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
Altman's black comedy perfectly expressed the anarchic, rebellious spirit of the 1970s with its blistering anti-war message and contempt for authority.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Weird feelings watching this flick. It's like funny, but after ten years of watching Alan Alda's TV series... it's kind of negated the impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 31, 1970
I always enjoy the movie when I watch it, but it will never hold anywhere near the same place in my heart or my memories as the long-running series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 28, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 2, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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