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The Player Reviews

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April 28, 2008
[It's] supposed to be scathing, but the pleasure it affords is like what you get from watching the Oscars: celebrity spotting and in-jokes.
November 22, 2016
Noir masterpiece has nudity, lots of strong language.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 3, 2016
Altman was making a sour, salient, cynical, and passionate point about how artistry and edge had been drained from Hollywood. By 1992, the suits were in charge.
February 28, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
A movie about today's Hollywood -- hilarious and heartless in about equal measure, and often at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 27, 2004
An enticing, brilliantly scripted film about the movie industry and how the deals are made.
| Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2005
A hilarious and insightful look at Hollywood's shallow underbelly.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The Player is not just about the film industry, it is about film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
December 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2016
"The Player" was an instant classic when it was released, and it stands up to close scrutiny. This is one fun movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
April 10, 2003
One of the two or three cleverest, most probing of Hollywood satires.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2006
One of the greatest Hollywood-eats-itself movies.
April 28, 2008
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.
April 28, 2008
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 | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2003
A gem; it's not even my favorite Altman, but it'd probably be my favorite by most other directors.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2002
One of Robert Altman's best that is worth the price of admission for the extended, continuous tracking shot that begins "The Player,"
| Original Score: 5/5
December 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 18, 2003
A behind-the-scenes look at Tinsel Town.
August 21, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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