M*A*S*H Reviews

January 29, 2019
Tends to slide about like a joke book on a rollercoaster, taking its dark laughter more or less where it finds it.
May 25, 2015
What lingers is the Army's sexism. At first it's exposed but the story soon indulges in the humiliation of women. M*A*S*H* remains enjoyably irreverent but falls well short of the counterculture, anti-establishment war-satire it could've been.
March 3, 2015
I looked in vain for pertinence or surprise. Nor was I shocked: without some maturity (if not by the participants, at least by the managers), irreverence is merely brash.
September 15, 2009
A good dint lower than its reputation, more so if you look at it not as one of the seminal 1970s films but instead as the first chapter from the finest filmmaking career spent examining the American mystique.
April 19, 2007
A black comedy that rings hollow today.
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.
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.