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The Muse Reviews

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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The Muse is as consistently funny as it is smartly tooled.
January 1, 2000
One of Brooks' most broadly entertaining films.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A dark and often unattractive movie.
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
January 1, 2000
Perversely amusing!
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
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.
January 1, 2000
More stupefying than entertaining.
January 1, 2000
An embarrassment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
The list of great moments is virtually endless!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A knockout satire!
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Smart, funny -- and edgy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
It's imaginative enough to provide a reliable, pleasurable stream of chuckles and midsized laughs.
January 1, 2000
The central conflicts are either creepingly unengaging, unpalatable or so muted as to be nonexistent.
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
January 1, 2000
Typically fresh and idiosyncratic in the writing but often flat directorially.
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
Quietly, consistently amusing.
January 1, 2000
What's most surprising about The Muse is how derivative, cliche-ridden and old-hat it is.
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.