The Truman Show Reviews

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January 1, 2000
A bracingly intelligent, provocative and witty mix of entertainment values and long thoughts.
January 1, 2000
This is a smart, engaging movie.
January 1, 2000
It keeps striking home ferociously.
January 1, 2000
The conception is so audacious and inventive that the movie winds up doing something genuinely radical: it bores through the boundaries of our entire media-saturated culture.
January 1, 2000
A brilliant and daring film that blends charming comedy, affecting drama, thought-provoking satire and even a touch of biblical parable.
January 1, 2000
I had that rare feeling of elation - of wanting to share a wonderful discovery - that comes with seeing an original, inspired piece of work.
January 1, 2000
In short, this pretends to be daring while parroting what much of the TV industry already thinks about itself and its audience. But it's still pretty much fun to watch.
January 1, 2000
Carrey turns Truman into a postmodern Capra hero.
January 1, 2000
A performance of profound charm, innocence, vulnerability and pain.
January 1, 2000
This is a film that can stay with one for a very long time after a viewing, and even slightly change the way one looks at life and the world.
January 1, 2000
An appealing, offbeat, one-hundred minute diversion for those who really are tired of monsters tearing down buildings and action heroes saving the world.
January 1, 2000
The latter part of the film, depicting Truman's rebellion and providing him with a perfect final line, is much more conventionally conceived than its splendid start.
January 1, 2000
The underlying ideas made the movie more than just entertainment. Like Gattaca, the previous film written by Niccol, it brings into focus the new values that technology is forcing on humanity.
January 1, 2000
If Truman becomes a classic it'll be as a witty film of ideas that's graced with a mesmerizing visual dimension.
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