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  • Summary: An ancient mask transforms a mild-mannered bank clerk (Carrey) into a manic Superdude. [New Line]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Brown
    80
    Carrey's a human cartoon, and his spontaneous, Avery-esque, anything-for-a-laugh outrageousness makes this otherwise blank Mask a must-see.
  2. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    80
    This showcase for the talents of Jim Carrey is adroitly directed, viscerally and visually dynamic and just plain fun.
  3. 75
    The result is a movie character who seems half real, half animated.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    60
    The funniest moment comes when Carrey mimes the effects of the Mask without special effects.
  5. The results are easy to watch, though awfully familiar and simpleminded.
  6. The Mask, a rattletrap Jekyll-and-Hyde farce, surrounds Carrey with a nothing plot and a cast of ciphers. Still, his scenes as the Mask are rowdy and enjoyable.
  7. An astonishingly lazy and perfunctory effort that does little to realize his (Carrey) comic potential.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    This is without doubt one of Jim Carreys best movies.

    Jim performs in the way only he can, I consider this one of my all time favourite
    This is without doubt one of Jim Carreys best movies.

    Jim performs in the way only he can, I consider this one of my all time favourite movies, and I could watch it over and over and never get bored of it.

    Cameron Diaz looks incredible in this movie, probably the best she's ever looked in her career, she is quite litterally 'Smokin' watch her first scene in the bank, and you'll know what I mean!
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  2. helen
    Jan 2, 2009
    10
    The perfect role for Carrey. I love this film. 'p.a.r.t.Y? BECAUSE I GOTTA!' DAMN.
  3. Mar 13, 2011
    10
    Truly one of Carrey's greatest films. He is amazing and his true comical side shines in this. Him, along with the very attractive Cameron DiazTruly one of Carrey's greatest films. He is amazing and his true comical side shines in this. Him, along with the very attractive Cameron Diaz make this a film you can watch over and over again without it losing it's comic value. Expand
  4. May 8, 2012
    7
    The Mask is an explosively fun and hilarious film filled with cheesy and comical scenes that you just can't help laughing at. "Tell Scarlet IThe Mask is an explosively fun and hilarious film filled with cheesy and comical scenes that you just can't help laughing at. "Tell Scarlet I DO give a damn!" Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2015
    7
    Jim Carrey... Mask... A dangerous combination, which works like a hurricane! And Milo, our favorite dog... :D Trust him to save the day whenJim Carrey... Mask... A dangerous combination, which works like a hurricane! And Milo, our favorite dog... :D Trust him to save the day when all else fails! Perhaps the visual side of the movie isn't all too believable, but then again, I think that's the point! Fun, hilarious, perhaps on its best when watched for the first time - and then with several years in between. On its own, the movie would suck so bad, but this is The Mask, and all things in the movie are very much "in character", so there should be no whining. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2013
    7
    For what it was when it came out, it was great.

    But, even in the 90s this movie was perhaps a bit too cartoony for its own good and could
    For what it was when it came out, it was great.

    But, even in the 90s this movie was perhaps a bit too cartoony for its own good and could have used a bit more overall depth.

    Overall:
    The mask looks and feels like one long old school slapstick cartoon. It does have a few serious moments that suit the movie very well, but they are few and overshadowed by the comedy.

    Still, a fun and entertaining movie, a shame it wasn't more.
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  7. Mar 5, 2015
    5
    despite the highly creative fun that goes on i consider this movie a five because it just gets a five....perhaps its just annoying to seedespite the highly creative fun that goes on i consider this movie a five because it just gets a five....perhaps its just annoying to see carry hit on someone throughout....if your looking for a surprise this is the one for you. Expand

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