The Truman Show Reviews

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June 19, 2013
The important thing is that Carrey and the filmmakers have taken pains to give Truman that soul -- which, in itself, provides a kind of depth. In any case, it gets you to care about how it's going to end.
June 19, 2013
The movie might have been a soulless exercise without [Carrey]. With him, it has an authentic tremulousness, and also a dread, as if Pinocchio needed to take on Gepetto and Jiminy Crickett to become a real boy.
June 19, 2013
It's a satire/comedy/fantasy about the future of television and the people caught in its omnipresent electronic net: a supremely intelligent jape about a man named Truman Burbank.
June 19, 2013
Carrey is on his mettle, but you wonder why thirty years of close observation have made Truman so funny; shouldn't he be a regular guy gone mad?
June 18, 2011
Its essential strengths are more dramatic and emotional than topical or satirical. Truman is a touchingly gallant creation, the hero of someone else's existential burlesque.
December 29, 2010
Thought-provoking story; outstanding performances.
January 24, 2009
The issues it tackles are just as relevant now (if not more so) than they were when the film was first released theatrically back in 1997.
January 17, 2009
...benefits substantially from Jim Carrey's unexpectedly layered (and flat-out moving) performance.
December 14, 2008
A hilarious and breathtakingly conceived satire which also allows Carrey to edge away from broad comedy.
April 27, 2007
A good, intelligent, insightful movie...
June 24, 2006
One movie you can pronounce a modern classic with absolute confidence.
December 6, 2005
Isn't it amazing what you can do if you take the time to FINISH your script?
October 17, 2005
A deceptively simple fairy tale; a hilariously subversive satire… and finally an elegant parable about truth and happiness with evocative religious resonances.
September 11, 2005
The movie and its themes have held up. For better or worse, we're a nation consumed by television, a country roped in by spectacle. Weir sees through it.
August 28, 2005
With the reality TV boom, it brings forth more thoughts as to whether our society could ever be this extreme, and with each viewing, its themes deepen.
August 21, 2005
[A] hugely entertaining dramatization of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"...a fable that would be relevant 50 years earlier and no doubt will remain relevant 50 years hence.
June 25, 2005
Jim Carrey gets in touch with his Jimmy Stewart side. There's a humanity here... that we haven't seen before.
April 9, 2005
A brilliant flick with a remarkable performance by Carrey coupled to a fascinating story, a first-class cast and top-notch technical credits.
February 4, 2005
This is clearly one of the decade's cleverest, most original pictures.
January 15, 2005
Truman has been wronged, and it is thrilling to see him strive to escape a machine built by a compassionless and egomaniacal creator.
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