100

Empire

Too many classic set pieces to mention but keep your ears cocked for that immortal line "Mmmm, Juicy Fruit." Certified brilliance.
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100

Variety

Brilliant cinema theatre.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A masterpiece. (9 Jan 1998, p.3D)
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80

TV Guide

Jarring and electrifying drama.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
So good in so many of its parts that there's a temptation to forgive it when it goes wrong. But it does go wrong, insisting on making larger points than its story really should carry, so that at the end, the human qualities of the characters get lost in the significance of it all. And yet there are those moments of brilliance.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
This slick and entertaining 1975 film of Ken Kesey's cult novel will inevitably disappoint admirers of director Milos Forman's earlier work.
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70

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
A comedy that can't quite support its tragic conclusion, which is too schematic to be honestly moving, but it is acted with such a sense of life that one responds to its demonstration of humanity if not to its programmed metaphors.
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79 out of 100
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