Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. 38
    Satire in a blanket of bland.
  2. I've never been sold on this anti-TV thesis. It's snooty. It assumes we in the audience have seen the light denied the lower orders. Invariably, the people in these movies who are rendered blotto by the tube are dingbat common folk. EDtv takes this notion to a new low.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    By the end the movie audience, like the electorate, is less satisfied than strung-out and exhausted.
  4. But it's also Howard's and his audience's misfortune that a good time can be had by all only if nothing of substance gets said.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 9, 2014
    Ed TV has non stop laughs and a terrific cast. All the actors complement one another and they have many
    scenes together. Ed gets his life
    shown on television every day for 16 hours. The show is beneficial but
    also a drawback because he doesn't want the attention. There are surprises in the movie that will entertain
    and amuse you for 2 hours. Overall a very amusing and realistic comedy-drama.
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  2. Jul 9, 2014
    Ed TV is an amusing comedy drama. Ed is a regular guy who gets his life televised 16 hours a day.
    Hijinks ensue and his family are featured
    on the show as well. An excellent cast and storyline make
    the movie hilarious. The movie is a clever social satire and shows how television affects society. The
    movie also shows how television plays a part in people's daily lives, A+.
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  3. Jul 2, 2014
    Edtv is a clever amusing comedy-drama from Ron Howard. Ed works at a video store and his life gets broadcast on TV 16 hrs a day. The scenarios in the movie are funny and touching. Every actor acts well together through the movie. Every actor also puts genuine emotion and wit into their character. Ed TV is hilarious and smart compared to the Truman show. I found that movie very dull and the cast was weak. Watch Ed TV instead of the other movie, you'll thank me it is very memorable and fun. Full Review »