Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: December 21, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
27
METASCORE
Generally unfavorable reviews based on 30 Critics
Positive:
5
Mixed:
8
Negative:
17
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63
A real sentimental journey -- and luckily they've got both the right director (Darabont) and the right actor to squeeze our heartstrings.
50
A sweet, visually handsome sermon, but it's too dramatically bland to convert even the converted.
40
The story has to carry way too much weight, as war remorse battles McCarthyism. The Majestic's makers don't get what made Capra movies invigorating.
25
Winds up suffocating you with its aura of bogus, store-bought nostalgia.
20
I staggered out of this shameless, interminable movie feeling as if I'd been force-fed a ton of mealy, artificially sweetened baby food.
20
Carrey, unable to pretzel himself in this role, has to do a normal job of characterization, but he never fills in the blank spaces in Peter Appleton. [28 Jan 2002, p. 90]
10
The worst would-be-big-and-Capraesque-but-actually-bloated-and-bloviating-beyond-belief movie of the year.