Masked and Anonymous Synopsis
A musician (Bob Dylan) gets out of jail to perform in a benefit.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

Isn't a good movie, at least by any conventional definition of the word good. But it's not a bad movie, either. It's a Bob Dylan movie.
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By Scott Warren
If you dissect Masked line by line, it would be, like a Dylan song, indecipherable. But if you take the allegory as a whole, by simply...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A messy, ambitious comedy.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's only when the film attempts to express its ideas in spoken English that logic dissolves into a muddle that would test the most rabid...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
"Masked" is erratic and volatile, too, from scene to scene, moment to moment. The script is chaotic, but the top-flight actors play their...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Requires tremendous restraint not to conclude that this entertainingly apocalyptic mess is about nothing, since it may well be about...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
An apocalyptic Bob Dylan song made cinematic, with all the vision and poetry dissipating in the transfer. It's as if the filmmakers...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
There are people who find treasures in celebrities' garbage cans so it's a reasonable gamble they might want to buy tickets to watch their...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The exact cinematic equivalent of a classic Bob Dylan song. It's also proof that what is towering genius in one medium can go insanely...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A vanity production beyond all reason. I am not sure, however, than the vanity is Dylan's. I don't have any idea what to think about him.
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Rated NR