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The Muse Reviews

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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
January 1, 2000
One of the more obnoxious movies of the past 200 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
January 1, 2000
Typically fresh and idiosyncratic in the writing but often flat directorially.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
I thought Brooks mailed this script in.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 1, 2000
The lead performances of Brooks, MacDowell, and Stone are critical to the story's success, and ultimately fall flat.
| Original Score: 6/10
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.
January 1, 2000
There are lots of punchy lines, but the one-joke movie doesn't have all that much to say.
January 1, 2000
This intelligent if not entirely satisfactory film should please Brooks' hardcore fans, but should have a harder time entertaining the average moviegoer.
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
January 1, 2000
The clear potential that The Muse possesses only makes the final product even more of a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A hit-and-miss affair, banking a bit too much on its one joke premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
January 1, 2000
More stupefying than entertaining.
January 1, 2000
What's most surprising about The Muse is how derivative, cliche-ridden and old-hat it is.
January 1, 2000
An embarrassment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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