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The Player Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 6, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 18, 2008
Hilarious and deadly, this may be Altman's most completely realized film since his glory days in the '70s.
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.
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.
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
May 20, 2003
Mr. Altman's most subversive message here is not that it's possible to get away with murder in Hollywood, but that the most grievous sin, in Hollywood terms anyway, is to make a film that flops.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 6, 2001
[Altman] sticks it to every target, himself and us included, with a wicked zest that hurts only when you laugh.
January 1, 2000
The Player is a rare commodity. It's brilliant and a guilty pleasure.
January 1, 2000
Altman loves practical jokes, and The Player is his craftiest prank, his jolly last laugh.