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Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 13 out of 28
  1. 80
    See it in one glorious shot, grab as much from it as you can and run like hell. I say that not because I hated Masked & Anonymous, but because I loved it.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill White
    75
    A strange and convoluted film that is as rewarding as a Dylan song, and just as perplexing.
  3. The film strains for some kind of meaning, but asks you to do the work it can't and won't perform on its own.
  4. The look of the film is great, the soundtrack glorious, but more often than not the dialogue is atrocious, featuring a lot of long-winded gobbledygook.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    25
    The exact cinematic equivalent of a classic Bob Dylan song. It's also proof that what is towering genius in one medium can go insanely wrong in another.
  6. 0
    An incomprehensible Bob Dylan vanity project that is not only nearly impossible to sit through, but embarrasses a long list of stars who lined up to work for scale opposite the legendary musician.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. SammyM.
    May 30, 2006
    9
    This movie was as mystical as it was cryptic. A host of shining stars light up the screen through captivating dialogue. Features amazing This movie was as mystical as it was cryptic. A host of shining stars light up the screen through captivating dialogue. Features amazing musical performances. Expand
  2. FrankD.
    May 7, 2006
    9
    A unappreciated film with great music, great narrative, and a very intelligent script.
  3. jw
    Oct 13, 2006
    6
    Like a rare poison dart frog, I can appreciate the miracle of its evolution without wanting to pick it up and kiss it.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Feb 17, 2008
    1
    Ugh. Fun to see two northern Minnesota kids(Dylan and Jessica Lange) perform together but, other than that, it is a major disappointment Ugh. Fun to see two northern Minnesota kids(Dylan and Jessica Lange) perform together but, other than that, it is a major disappointment given the strong cast. Expand

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