• R, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Robert Altman
    In Theaters:
    Apr 10, 1992 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 16, 1997
  • Fine Line Features

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The Player Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Altman lets us vacation in Hollywood for a bit but not too long to feel smothered

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

January 19, 2014
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 7, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Amusing black comedy on Tinseltown.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

February 13, 2011
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The Player can be admired even more now than it was at the time, because it so succinctly diagnosed the sickness that still causes Hollywood to churn out too much soulless "product."

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 4/4

September 11, 2010
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Altman performs a bit of legerdemain, poking fun at the film industry while simultaneously paying tribute to it.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

August 30, 2010

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

November 6, 2009
Jon Fortgang
Film4

Cynical, sophisticated movie-industry-murder-mystery made with great attention to detail, and still one of the best examples of Hollywood turning the camera on itself.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

April 28, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Mercilessly satiric yet good-natured, this enormously entertaining slam dunk quite possibly is the most resonant Hollywood saga since the days of Sunset Blvd. and The Bad and the Beautiful.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 28, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of the greatest Hollywood-eats-itself movies.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

December 30, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A daringly seductive satire working on its relentless terms with a fluid pace. Under seemingly improv surface, Altman has deconstructed Hollywood with cynical but not bitter eye, suggesting it's hard but not impossible for artists to work in the factory

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

October 5, 2006
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

December 5, 2005
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 4/5

October 6, 2005
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

As definitive a film about modern Hollywood as "Sunset Boulevard" was in its time.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 6, 2005
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 4/5

May 17, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

A hilarious and insightful look at Hollywood's shallow underbelly.

| Original Score: 5/5

April 17, 2005
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

| Original Score: 5/5

January 8, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A movie about today's Hollywood -- hilarious and heartless in about equal measure, and often at the same time.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 4, 2004
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

| Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2004
Moira Sullivan
FilmFestivals.com

An enticing, brilliantly scripted film about the movie industry and how the deals are made.

| Original Score: 5/5

January 27, 2004
David Ansen
Newsweek
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October 18, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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