The Distinguished Gentleman Reviews
On the other hand, thank you, Roger Ebert, for re-introducing me to "The Player". Add me to the long list of this film's admirers. From start to finish, I tried to keep track of the intricate layerings, double- triple- and quadruple-entandres, hints from the director, winks to the audience from the actors playing themselves, cinematcophic nods to famous scenes- which themselves establish new famous scenes, tributes to movie legends, references and quote-usages, twists and overlays of well-known genres... suffice to say it's worth the time to check out Ebert's recommendation, just not worthwhile to attempt to compare them.
so in short ok but forgettable.