83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It may be the first movie that mirrors, in its very syntax, the ''snap crackle and pop'' narcotic superficiality of the E! channel. I mean that as a compliment.
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
In Arcand's skilled hands, this sassy assembly comes together to be a comedy, a satire and a character study that's somehow not a bit condescending.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A naughtily funny, skin-deep satire.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
What makes it interesting is the story that the viewer must put together, of a model who lives her entire life -- or at least what we see of it -- in front of the camera.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Denys Arcand has satiric fun with the media's way of taking celebrity culture at face value and nothing but. Eventually, though, the film becomes what it's ridiculing.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
For all the film's cleverness -- and it's often very clever -- it's as thin as its heroine.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A glitzy and shallow satire about shallow people.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This film has so many good ideas, it tends to seem better after you've left the theater. But the mock TV stuff is just too faux to be funny.
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30

Mr. Showbiz

By Larry Terenzi
Through a messy series of news reports, interviews, talk shows, and behind-the-scenes footage, Arcand creates a cinema vérité spoof that's not nearly as penetrating or enjoyable as he thinks.
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The satire is intermittently amusing, but Arcand adds little to the arsenal of standard mockumentary tricks, and the interesting cast doesn't get many interesting things to do.
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36 out of 100
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