The Player Synopsis
Real-life movie stars fringe the satire of a Hollywood studio executive who gets away with murder.
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
What "M.A.S.H." did to service comedies, what "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" did to westerns, what "The Long Goodbye" did to detective pictures,...
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
This brilliant satire, styled as a murder mystery, is the best insider's view of Hollywood since "Sunset Boulevard." [15 Dec 1992, p.A16(E)]
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100

Empire

A modern classic.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
This is the master at the top of his form, his erratic genius harnessed and everything clicking, everything flowing, a fresh creation from...
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Joins company with "Sullivan's Travels" and "Sunset Boulevard" as the quintessential Hollywood peek-a-boos...[and] Tim Robbins' modulated...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film is sublime entertainment, at once ticklish and suspenseful, cynical and sincere. By its very existence, Altman's comedy about the...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Remarkable also for the uniform excellence of its cast, and for the pleasure [Altman's] actors take in the wide berth he allows them. [24...
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100

Rolling Stone

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What makes The Player the best and boldest American comedy in years is Altman's wizardry at leavening anger with cathartic wit. He sticks...
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88

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The film should captivate anyone with a taste for bold cinematics, unpredictable storytelling, and pitch-black humor aimed at the worthiest...
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80

TV Guide

By
A hilarious and deftly convincing satire.
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The player

By jerryjewell
Saw this movie when it first came out appsolutely terrific you'll love it...

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