Being John Malkovich Synopsis
A man (John Cusack) discovers a tunnel that allows people to become the actor.
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100

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
But then Being John Malkovich is a brilliant juggling act, too, brilliantly brought off.
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100

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Gloriously inventive, delightfully nutty comic treasure is unlike anything you've ever seen. It's lunatic.
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100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Being John Malkovich, which contains not a frame of extraneous footage, is more than a must-see movie: It's a must-see-more-than-once event.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Either Being John Malkovich gets nominated for best picture, or the members of the Academy need portals into their brains.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The most excitingly original movie of the year.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The crazy-ass imagination at work in Being John Malkovich hits you like a blast of pure oxygen...this movie of constant astonishments will...
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89

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
An ingenious, incredibly entertaining, Rorschach-blot meta-comedy based on a spec script (by first-timer Charlie Kaufman) that is completely...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
So jaw-droppingly out there, so bracingly bizarre, and, much of the time, so fall-over-funny that even its flaws don't matter. Easily the...
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88

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The story keeps reinventing itself (some of the later plot twists are among the funniest), but a little goes a long way at 112 minutes -...
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Rated R | For Sexuality and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Kids won't get this sex-driven, head-trip comedy.
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