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The Muse Reviews

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
There are lots of punchy lines, but the one-joke movie doesn't have all that much to say.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Any Albert Brooks fan will enjoy his latest.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Rod Dreher
New York Post
January 1, 2000
It's good for some sterling one-liners and a generous handful of sparkling scenes, but after a strong, peppery start, the movie collapses into bland mush for want of anything interesting to say.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The Muse is to be treasured as a funny man's funniest film to date.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The Muse might have worked better if it didn't presume that we're all as interested in the machinations of Hollywood as Brooks is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
A spectacular performance from Sharon Stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Albert Brooks pulls off a deft satire of Hollywood that benefits greatly from the clever casting of Sharon Stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A knockout satire!
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The list of great moments is virtually endless!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
The Muse is sketch-comedy thin and features an overdone comic performance from Sharon Stone, making it Brooks' least satisfying film in quite a while.
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David L. Beck
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
A dark and often unattractive movie.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Typically fresh and idiosyncratic in the writing but often flat directorially.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
The Muse is amusing, pleasant and generally enjoyable, which would be enough for most filmmakers, but from someone of Albert Brooks' caliber, we have a right to expect more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
There's enough good fun in this yarn to make us believe that the highly talented Brooks has spent most of his creative time in the presence of his muse.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
A writer and comic who's the best when he's the nastiest, Brooks creates for himself a character that's way too accommodating and sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The Muse will appeal to anyone who has ever tried their hand at a creative endeavor.
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Tony Toscano
Citadel Broadcasting
January 1, 2000
The Muse is not the perfect Albert Brooks film, but it is close.
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Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
Too quirky to satisfy the undemanding and too flabby to satisfy people who have appreciated the star-director's previous work.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 1, 2000
When cameos are the highlight of your movie, your movie needs a little more work.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Quietly, consistently amusing.
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