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Pleasantville Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Astonishing, intriguing, irresistible!
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 1, 2000
The 'feel keen' movie of the year!
January 1, 2000
All the way around, Pleasantville is a must-see movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
An immensely intelligent entertainment!
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The movie's simplistic storyline does not match its stunning visual accomplishments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
This wonderful film speaks volumes about prejudice, the freedom of ideas, and the joys of diversity.
January 1, 2000
A life-affirming film that throws itself into fairy-tale territory only to tell you that there is no such thing as a fairy-tale.
January 1, 2000
A pretty nice place to visit for a while. But to be honest, a two-hour trip there seems like too much of a good thing.
January 1, 2000
The movie has less biting originality than The Truman Show, but it proves that director Ross retains screenwriter Ross's flair for exploring real-life issues through divertingly far-fetched plots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Richly entertaining and technically innovative, but it's also a movie with an outspoken point of view about the direction in which American culture ought to be headed.
January 1, 2000
Ross' direction is decent, and he gets fine work from all the principal actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Wildly ambitious!
January 1, 2000
A most original film!
January 1, 2000
So ambitious, so clever and so satisfying in so many ways!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
One of the year's delights!
January 1, 2000
A showcase for wondrous special effects!
January 1, 2000
Picks up where Truman Show left off!
January 1, 2000
A glossy, high-concept Hollywood entertainment that uses special effects to awaken the senses rather than numb them!
January 1, 2000
Ambitious, ingenious and visually breathtaking!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Lush, seductive!
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