Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    You may want to revisit this profanely hilarious Hollywood satire. . .just to catch the zingers the audience often drowns out with laughter. Hollywood corrupts absolutely, and Mamet turns the toxic process into the year's best and smartest comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    100
    Writer/director David Mamet, who's built a career in both theater and film by being a hyper-manly sort of writer, has crafted a film that is laugh out loud funny and dinner-conversation smart.
  3. 91
    Bouncing giddily from subplot to subplot and wisecrack to wisecrack, Mamet and company (and this is one of the truest ensemble works in years) satirize the slippery morals of the film racket and the surface-only decency of small town America.
  4. A quintessentially wised-up insider comedy, ideally cast and filled with sharp writing from start to finish.
  5. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    90
    A bona fide populist laugh riot.
  6. 88
    Hilarious sweet and sour David Mamet comedy.
  7. A snarling satire of Hollywood single-mindedness and its lack of any moral underpinning.

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