The Majestic Synopsis
Townspeople mistake an amnesiac writer (Jim Carrey) for a heroic soldier who died in World War II.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It tells a full story with three acts, it introduces characters we get to know and care about, and it has something it passionately wants...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Channels the spirit of Frank Capra in this serio-sentimental fable about a man who loses his memory but finds his soul.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A real sentimental journey -- and luckily they've got both the right director (Darabont) and the right actor to squeeze our heartstrings.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Maybe this well-loved Luke is who his neighbors want him to be, a good fellow who, with his father, reopens the old movie house in town --...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
If only I liked The Majestic half as much as I liked Carrey in it.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Has sentimental goo oozing from its opening frame, and the gunk gets so thick so fast, it's a wonder the projector doesn't freeze before...
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A sweet, visually handsome sermon, but it's too dramatically bland to convert even the converted.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A pale imitation that challenges credulity and tries too hard to win our hearts with schmaltz.
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50

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Darabont and Sloane stumble consistently and fall into the abyss.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The worst would-be-big-and-Capraesque-but-actually-bloated-and-bloviating-beyond-belief movie of the year.
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Rated PG | For Mild Thematic Elements and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 11+ This corny movie may not appeal to kids.
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