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The Muse Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Satire, Hollywood in-jokes won't appeal to kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 30, 2009
Like the character he plays here, Albert Brooks needed someone or something to re-inspire him while working on this plodding comedy.
Emanuel Levy
August 20, 2009
Albert Brooks' mildly amusing satire about the inner workings of Hollywood benefits from Sharon Stone's droll and sexy performance, but as a comedy it's too familiar and not funny enough.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Gonsalves
August 25, 2008
Brooks' gentle satire of Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
In its story of a terrible filmmaker, it almost manages to explain the madness behind why Brooks still gets to crank out excrement like this.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
Squeezes out plenty of laughs at the expense of the Hollywood film community.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
One of Brooks' most broadly entertaining films.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
In The Muse, Brooks makes a mistake he's never made before: he starts with a situation comedy, then never moves beyond the situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The screenplay, despite containing a number of droll one-liners and a pair of deliciously funny scenes, possesses a turgid, directionless feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
January 1, 2000
More stupefying than entertaining.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Smart, funny -- and edgy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Brunette
January 1, 2000
It's imaginative enough to provide a reliable, pleasurable stream of chuckles and midsized laughs.
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Ernest Hardy
January 1, 2000
What's most surprising about The Muse is how derivative, cliche-ridden and old-hat it is.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
An embarrassment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Though consistently fun in an Albert Brooks kind of way, this film drags its feet with the business of building to a climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
I thought Brooks mailed this script in.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The Muse is as consistently funny as it is smartly tooled.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The Muse is an underdeveloped, lackluster effort, despite a sparkling comic turn by Sharon Stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
A hit-and-miss affair, banking a bit too much on its one joke premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
There are bits in this movie that are so bright, so amusing and so truly, madly, deeply tied to a life most of us will never know, that you can't help watching the film with fascination.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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