The Truman Show

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90

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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 507 Ratings

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  • Summary: Twenty-nine years ago, a baby boy was adopted by the OmniCam Corporation to become the subject of the most popular television show of all time. His name is Truman Burbank. (Paramount Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
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  1. Reviewed by: Jeff Giles
    100
    A miraculous movie. It will rattle both your head and heart
  2. An original, inspired piece of work.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    100
    A gemlike picture crafted with rare and immaculate precision.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    90
    Hollywood's smartest media satire in years--and a breakthrough for Jim Carrey.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    Funny... and the payoff is the most provocative Hollywood concoction in a while.
  6. Warm, affecting and refreshingly shtickless, he (Carrey) occupies center stage here through sheer, beguiling force of personality.
  7. It's unusually provocative and challenging for a Hollywood movie and, surprisingly, allows the audience to piece things together without too much external direction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 91
  2. Negative: 6 out of 91
  1. Oct 6, 2010
    10
    Seriously, hands down- one of my favorite movies. The story is orginal. The cinematography is perfect. Jim Carey is excellent. Surely thisSeriously, hands down- one of my favorite movies. The story is orginal. The cinematography is perfect. Jim Carey is excellent. Surely this movie is a comedy and it has it's fair share of funny moments however, the depth of this movie is what brings me back time and time again. Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    10
    Wonderful movie with a though. A though of many people lives. Good storyline, music, idea, actors performance and whole movie is amazing. OneWonderful movie with a though. A though of many people lives. Good storyline, music, idea, actors performance and whole movie is amazing. One of those movies where you speak about it when it ends. Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2011
    10
    One of the best Jim Carrey movie ever made. This movie shows that Jim Carrey is more than just the wacky guy off of Dumb & Dumber. He can actOne of the best Jim Carrey movie ever made. This movie shows that Jim Carrey is more than just the wacky guy off of Dumb & Dumber. He can act and he can act very well in dramatic movies. Collapse
  4. Jul 2, 2013
    9
    The whole concept of this movie is just amazing. It's an original idea that is developed perfectly. The acting and cinematography are bothThe whole concept of this movie is just amazing. It's an original idea that is developed perfectly. The acting and cinematography are both extremely well done. In general, this is an all around great movie and one of my personal favorites. Expand
  5. FranciscoC.
    Jan 22, 2010
    9
    A fantastic movie with a interesting plot that makes you think, and a very good performance by Jim Carrey.
  6. Oct 13, 2014
    8
    "The Truman Show" dares to question the reality. It's original, complex, and philosophical. It manages to make you feel truly frustrated and"The Truman Show" dares to question the reality. It's original, complex, and philosophical. It manages to make you feel truly frustrated and claustrophobic.

    Perhaps many of us can relate to Truman as we live in a time of routines. We often live our lives without giving a second thought to the simplicity and meaninglessness of life itself. Our limited perspectives keep us from seeing. The lies we are told keep us from the truth. If we could push the boundaries of our reality, what are the odds that we'd face what Truman faced in the end?

    It was a joy to watch "Jim Carrey" as "Truman", it is yet another proof that Jim isn't just a comedian.
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  7. JohnP.
    Jul 26, 2008
    0
    An excruciatingly empty film with the most annoying characters, script and pace, surely making this movie one of the worst I've ever An excruciatingly empty film with the most annoying characters, script and pace, surely making this movie one of the worst I've ever endured. The more simplistic a movie gets, the greater it's general acclaim? Must be... Should be listed under 'Horror'. Expand

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