New Line Cinema | Release Date: October 23, 1998 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
71
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 32 Critics
Positive:
24
Mixed:
8
Negative:
0
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80
Offers effortless charm, wit, and originality in spades.
80
What makes up for the, at times, slow-moving theatrics is the physical beauty of Pleasantville.
80
Charming and imaginative.
70
Terrific idea, brilliantly worked out on a technical level.
70
Eventually falls into the same candy-coated trap it's trying to expose. But the fact that a movie can acknowledge the trap exists is a step in the right direction.