75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
In Color Me Kubrick, John Malkovich has one of the roles of his life, and he acts it up like a haughty gourmet who's just picked up a succulent treat.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The filmmakers have wisely turned it into a comedy, and a wickedly entertaining one at that.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film reveals, rather delectably, how potent the power of suggestion can be in a world gone madly groupie.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
A playground for Malkovich – enjoyable enough but not terribly deep.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Color Me Kubrick digs all sorts of devilish ironies out of this "true...ish story," and it's a fine dark farce before turning sad and, worse, monotonous. The con wears off before the movie does, but while it's in the air, "Kubrick" spins with bogus cheer.
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63

Premiere

By Aaron Hillis
Best appreciated as a rather amusing farce called The John Malkovich Show, the movie's every scene is anchored, then stolen, by the commanding thespian's Alan act.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Malkovich pulls out all the gaudy stops.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Great fun for the first 20 minutes - which include Kubrickian tracking shots and music from "2001" and "A Clockwork Orange" - but seems long at 86.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
If you can't watch John Malkovich being John Malkovich, it's still a kick watching him play Alan Conway, a gay Brit who pretended to be the legendary and reclusive director Stanley Kubrick during the 1990s.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
At best a kitschy "Catch Me If You Can" and at worst a tedious comedy that grows more tiresome by every self-consciously irreverent minute.
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57 out of 100
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