100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Anderson fulfills the promise of his inventive "Bottle Rocket" with this quirky, often hilarious comedy, and Murray gives his most uproarious performance since the groundbreaking "Groundhog Day."
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100

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
One of the freshest, richest, most original films to come out of Hollywood in a very long time.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
With its dry, throwaway humor and constant stream of chuckles, it creates its own category of stealth comedy.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Murray, meanwhile, turns in a thrillingly knowing, unforced performance--an award-worthy high point in a career that continues, Max Fischer style, to defy the obvious at every turn.
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90

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
It's the funniest, saddest performance of the year in a film of uncompromising wit and heart.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
A weird, wonderful and funny work that stands as a true original. As if that weren't enough, director and co-writer Anderson has given Bill Murray his best role in years.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
One of the most original, good-hearted comedies in a long time, Rushmore is the sort of movie where the strangest sequences of discords somehow keep managing to reach giddily improbable resolutions.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A true original: a film that stands apart from the crowd, goes its own way and all but dares you not to like it.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
One of the great things about this unpredictable, exhilaratingly goofy fable is how it shows that even the clueless - and the tragically morose - have a shot at redemption.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
With the astonishingly assured newcomer Jason Schwartzman to bounce off of, Murray has his best comic foil since those feisty rodents in Groundhog Day and Caddyshack. [5 February 1999, Life, p.11E]
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86 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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