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The Muse Reviews

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
One of Brooks' most broadly entertaining films.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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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
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Perversely amusing!
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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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
More stupefying than entertaining.
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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
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It's imaginative enough to provide a reliable, pleasurable stream of chuckles and midsized laughs.
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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.
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Quietly, consistently amusing.
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
What's most surprising about The Muse is how derivative, cliche-ridden and old-hat it is.
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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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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The Muse is as consistently funny as it is smartly tooled.
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David L. Beck
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
A dark and often unattractive movie.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
The casting is so right, the inside-Hollywood zingers so wicked, the whimsical premise so fresh, that the occasional slack moments rarely get in the way.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
An embarrassment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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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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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A knockout satire!
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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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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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
The central conflicts are either creepingly unengaging, unpalatable or so muted as to be nonexistent.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Typically fresh and idiosyncratic in the writing but often flat directorially.
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000