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The Truman Show Reviews

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August 18, 2014
One of the smartest, most inventive movies in memory, it manages to be as endearing as it is provocative.
August 18, 2014
The premise of Peter Weir's The Truman Show is both reasonable and ludicrous, its execution sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 18, 2014
Most movies are lucky to have one idea rattling around inside. The unusually resonant Truman positively vibrates with themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 18, 2014
A disturbing, spooky but eventually uplifting drama/satire/horror film starring Jim Carrey.
August 18, 2014
The Truman Show finds a near-miraculous balance of humor and feeling in the keen intelligence of the script by Andrew Niccol and the prodigal inventiveness of Dead Poets Society director Peter Weir at his very best.
August 18, 2014
To be sure, the movie has plenty of laughs, but like sunlight on the deceptively calm surface of the sea, its light humor dances fitfully over dark and dangerous undercurrents.
August 18, 2014
Peter Weir's film is so cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed that it almost seems like a fresh thought. And even if it doesn't, it nevertheless forms the basis of a very witty exercise.
August 18, 2014
Director Peter Weir has created a strikingly subversive piece of information-age paranoia as visionary as anything Hollywood might manufacture this summer, or this decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 18, 2014
The Truman Show will probably be the most thought-provoking "big" movie to come out this summer, and that says a whole lot more about other movies than it does about this one. You should, however, see it for Carrey's newly unveiled charms.
August 18, 2014
In the end, Weir's movie is more a capitulation than a challenge to television, and a vulgar one at that. Truman turns out to be more Burbank than he is True-man.
August 18, 2014
As inventive and creative as Weir's staging is, The Truman Show wouldn't work without credible Truman. And Carrey carries off the tricky role with a chipperness that belies a deep-seeded longing for more in life than surface perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 18, 2014
Under a cheerfully sunny sky that only heightens the paranoia, it's brilliant in conception and execution, with dozens of bright touches -- verbal jokes, visual jokes, spooky looks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 27, 2014
Weir's touch is light and effortless, the film's pleasures falling as gently as the Mozart music piped from Seahaven's sky.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 26, 2013
By trying too hard to be profound about the evils of television, this implausible sci-fi morality tale stretches this theme beyond the breaking point.
June 19, 2013
Excellently cast, immaculately designed and imaginatively filmed, The Truman Show casts the hypnotic blue glow of the television screen in a whole new light.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 19, 2013
Tthis ingenious satirical comedy drama about media omnipotence is both dazzling and sophisticated from audacious start to poignant finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 19, 2013
The Truman Show is a provocative, daring drama, and Carrey, heretofore the Silly Putty-limbed star of such lowbrow joy buzzers as Dumb and Dumber and Liar Liar, pulls off the movie's tricky leading role with aplomb.
June 19, 2013
Jim Carrey proves he has more than one acting dimension in this original, clever tale of junk-culture excess.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 19, 2013
An unexpectedly satisfying, imaginative movie during a season of silliness and spectacle.
June 19, 2013
The Truman Show is a movie and the name of a television show within the movie, both of which star Jim Carrey. This tidy little metaphysic is superbly maintained throughout Peter Weir's flawlessly executed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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