100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Delicately subversive, hypnotically sardonic, full of terror, banality and wafer-thin lyricism.
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100

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A sunny-looking movie about the darkest paranoia.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
An original, inspired piece of work.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Weir's offbeat directing makes the most of Andrew Niccol's inventive screenplay, which includes large doses of surprisingly sardonic satire aimed at today's entertainment trends.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I enjoyed The Truman Show on its levels of comedy and drama; I liked Truman in the same way I liked Forrest Gump--because he was a good man, honest, and easy to sympathize with.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A beautifully sinister and transfixing entertainment-age daydream.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
A crowd pleaser that caters to our horror of totalitarianism, our love of personal freedom, our belief - justified or deluded - that knowledge is a powerful tool and that access to information is a God-given right.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Funny... and the payoff is the most provocative Hollywood concoction in a while.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The result is a rarity on any screen: intelligent fun.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
An appealing, offbeat, one-hundred minute diversion for those who really are tired of monsters tearing down buildings and action heroes saving the world.
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90 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.