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  • Summary: A big-budget movie crew descends upon a quaint New England village, sowing a bumper crop of corruption, vanity and greed. (Fine Line Features)
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: Eddie Cockrell
    90
    A bona fide populist laugh riot.
  3. A snarling satire of Hollywood single-mindedness and its lack of any moral underpinning.
  4. 75
    It's Mamet in a lighthearted mood, playing with dialogue, repeating phrases just because he likes them, and supplying us with a closing line that achieves, I think, a kind of greatness.
  5. His (Mamet) direction is unobtrusive, unflashy, and always willing to allow the hilarious cast all the room it needs.
  6. 75
    A surfeit of farce and fast-talking makes up for a lack of plot.
  7. A surprisingly unpolished piece of work that plays as though it were written for the stage and only slightly modified for the screen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 5 out of 13

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