100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Robert Redford's exceptionally handsome and provocative Quiz Show manages a trick that few films even dare try -- to take a hard look at personal and public moral issues and still provide dazzling entertainment.
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100

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
A supremely elegant and thoughtful parable. [14 September 1994, p. C11]
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Working from a superb script by Paul Attanasio, Redford has caught the way a show like Twenty-One offered a carny-barker version of the American Dream.
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90

Rolling Stone

Redford blows the dust off a 35-year-old scandal about rigged TV quiz shows and makes it snap with up-to-the-minute relevance.
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90

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
Robert Redford's handsome, smartly constructed new film stands likely to capture the imagination of the educated, culturally inclined public.
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
Although the stellar contributions to this supremely intelligent film are many, there's no mistake that the presence of director Redford dominates the film.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
One of those rare films that manages to be both terrifically entertaining and consistently thoughtful, it turns an apparently tame deception into a very rich metaphor.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Robert Redford has directed Quiz Show as entertainment, history, and challenge.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
One of the reasons that Quiz Show is so extraordinary is because it spins a story as compelling on the personal level as on the national one.
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70

TV Guide

It's a blessedly old-fashioned, well-made and well-acted narrative.
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88 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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