80

Washington Post

Carrey's a human cartoon, and his spontaneous, Avery-esque, anything-for-a-laugh outrageousness makes this otherwise blank Mask a must-see.
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80

Variety

This showcase for the talents of Jim Carrey is adroitly directed, viscerally and visually dynamic and just plain fun.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The result is a movie character who seems half real, half animated.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This gifted clown has found the right vehicle for his souped-up silliness. Carrey is the ultimate party dude, and like the masked man says, this party is smokin'.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Carrey's jolly green mug carries Mask. [29 July 1994, p. D1]
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
As a comedy, The Mask is genial, but its recycled plot is far too thin for the film to succeed as either an adventure or a spoof.
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60

The New Yorker

The funniest moment comes when Carrey mimes the effects of the Mask without special effects.
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60

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The results are easy to watch, though awfully familiar and simpleminded.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Mask, a rattletrap Jekyll-and-Hyde farce, surrounds Carrey with a nothing plot and a cast of ciphers. Still, his scenes as the Mask are rowdy and enjoyable.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Carrey has yet to find the perfect vehicle for himself, but The Mask, while hardly as fantastic as it should have been, is a step in the right direction.
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56 out of 100
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