The Truman Show Reviews

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October 28, 2020
The ahead-of-its-time film spoke volumes about everything from politics to the rampant rise of reality TV.
October 11, 2020
My favorite role of Jim Carrey's career
August 21, 2020
Ahead of its time, The Truman Show remains one of the best scripts ever. Clever and sweet, Peter Weir's execution is near perfect. Oh, and Jim Carrey is fantastic. [Full review in Spanish]
August 12, 2020
The Truman Show is one of the most startlingly original American movies in years, enough to give one faith in the salutary and inspiring nearness of the new millennium.
June 15, 2020
[A] masterfully executed cautionary tale... Yet there's something missing here: While Weir delivers both sharp wit and gentle poignancy, Truman's end catharsis needs greater emotional heft.
May 12, 2020
As Truman, Jim Carrey turns his usually frenetic acting style down to a subtle level many would have thought beyond him.
June 11, 2019
You can't take your eyes off Jim Carry. He's the most likable clown since Charlie Chaplin, and his sunny smile lightens the serious subject matter. He's the perfect subject to make Reality TV a reality.
August 19, 2017
One of the greatest American films of the 1990s.
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.
August 18, 2014
Most movies are lucky to have one idea rattling around inside. The unusually resonant Truman positively vibrates with themes.
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.
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.
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.
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