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Universal acclaim- based on 339 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)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    100
    A brilliant and daring film.
  2. A sunny-looking movie about the darkest paranoia.
  3. 100
    I enjoyed The Truman Show on its levels of comedy and drama; I liked Truman in the same way I liked Forrest Gump--because he was a good man, honest, and easy to sympathize with.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    90
    Achieves a kind of beauty through its overlaying enigmas, and Carrey.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    Funny... and the payoff is the most provocative Hollywood concoction in a while.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    80
    The film is a nightmare but an oddly comforting one.
  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: 76 out of 85
  2. Negative: 6 out of 85
  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 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. Jul 26, 2014
    10
    A smart, sweet and vivacious masterpiece. Peter Weir and his great work in this film is simply moving. The acting of Jim Carrey is, probably, his best work in all his career. The amazing, funny and inventive screenplay written by Andrew Niccol. All they make this film live and surprise us, and somehow, made ??him a wonderful film about life, love and the exploitation of television today, an intense drama about the world we are living. The modern life we are living. The life we are living: this is the phrasal who identifies this great movie. The Truman Show is The Life Show! Expand
  3. MickG.
    Aug 1, 2006
    10
    Jim Carey's is an all around actor. Awesome movie.
  4. Mar 23, 2012
    10
    An amazing film with and with a great ending, a rare thing.
    The writing is great and I never knew what was going to happen next and when it
    did, it was an awesome thing to see.
    Jim Carrey is most definitely a LEGEND!!!

    Good Morning, oh and in case I don't see ya. Good Afternoon, Good Evening and Good Night. :D
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  5. 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 both extremely well done. In general, this is an all around great movie and one of my personal favorites. Collapse
  6. Sep 1, 2014
    8
    The Truman Show is an undeniably great movie. However, I feel the TV show aspect should have been kept a little more secret and only revealed at the end. It would have made a great mystery or rug pull movie. But The Truman Show we have is excellent anyway. Expand
  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 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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